Process Art for Early Childhood is focused more on the act of making, experimenting, and discovering, rather than the art product itself. Children use exploration to discover new materials, techniques, and tools in an open-ended way that encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative learning.

Process Art for Early Childhood | Education Closet

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

This is a Resource Round-Up that will help you get started in introducing your children or students to process-focused art.

Resource Links – What is Process Art for Early Childhood and Why is it Important?

  • Art is not a RECEIPT for Child Care
    • By: Lisa Murphy M.Ed

Activity Links – Process Art Ideas and Activities for the Classroom

Art History – The Movement and The Artists


  • The Process Art Movement began in the mid-1960’s wherein the product is not the primary focus. Find out more from the Guggenheim Museum.


  • Robert Morris
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Eva Hesse
  • Richard Serra
  • Robert Smithson

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