Friday, October 16, 2009

Art and Creativity

"Nothing grows well without space and air."
~Patricia Monaghan

Regarding the creative process, art that is truly art happens instantly. If children are waiting for you to cut, punch out, stamp, staple or draw something…chances are it’s not art. Sometimes there is a specific project or craft you have in mind-and the children have another idea. Crafts limit the creative process because mistakes are so visible and upsetting to children. Art…true art, allows the child to simply create and enjoy the process while socializing, using their senses, telling a story, or even while working through emotions.....sounds a little Andy Warholish- but,it's about the kids.

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