Benefits of Art
The benefits of art for children are many and include
problem-solving abilities, creativity, literacy, fine and gross motor skills, connection and understanding of the world around them. Super Artstars aims to create classes that are relevant, explore 'Process Art' and link to the EYFS Statutory framework.
What is Process Art for children?
The Early Years Foundation Stage (birth to five years) statutory framework includes Expressive Arts and Design as one of its educational programmes. It states: "The development of children's artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity. It is important that children have regular opportunities to engage in the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe. "
(DfE Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage Published: 31 March 2021 Effective: 1 September 2021)
Art in early years education
Process Art is about the method and the creation of the work, not the outcome, allowing a child to explore art in an open-ended, unstructured way. It celebrates the experience of discovery and appeals to the naturally inquisitive nature of children. There is no expectation for the end result but rather the freedom to be creative.
Benefits of process art
There are so many but here's just a few:
Learning (about materials and their limitations- cause and effect)
Confidence and Self-esteem
Motor Skills & hand-eye coordination
With these benefits in mind Super Artstars aims to give little ones the opportunity to try different processes using a range of materials in a relaxed and fun environment where mess is okay and creativity is nurtured.