Tuesday, June 03, 2014

So I'm a "Process Artist"

I found out what I am in the Art World or some what of what I am....Let just say there's a connection.

So Process, I've walked people through  a handful of processes all to get to an end result.  What we forget somewhere along the path of life is in the process is where the Magic is or some like to call it Mystery.  The parts of us we reconnect with and get giggly about and excited. The parts of us that hit a wall and become frustrated only to have a flash of light slide in and redirection our thoughts, this all happens for me while I'm creating collage papers from other found papers. I'm continually in the process of what is called "self expression."  but what I honesty know is my creativity is a place for me to respond and act out, which is the foundation in my process...cycling ? sure and welcoming it (another natural things in life that happens)    I believe with every art form or craft you choose I hope it challenges you in the area of problem solving, deep inner soul searching and choice making.  Sounds like something one doesn't want to venture into but when you do....Magic and Mystery are there to guide you.

So how do you teach that to adults....well if your very lucking, "you win their trust and they follow you along like a bunch of puppies...

Process art is an artistic movement as well as a creative sentiment where the end product of art and craft, the objet d’art, is not the principal focus. The 'process' in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, patterning, and moreover the initiation of actions and proceedings. Process Art is concerned with the actual doing and how actions can be defined as an actual work of art; seeing the art as pure human expression. Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality. Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.

Process Art has been entitled as a creative movement in the US and Europe in the mid-1960s. It has roots in Performance Art, the Dada movement and, more traditionally, the drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, and in its employment of serendipity.

Why is process so important to child?

Process Art
In Abrakadoodle class, we involve children in what is know as Process Art. We help children to explore, create and develop thier own original ideas. We provide children with the inspiration, materials, guidance and tools to be creative. Each child creates original art work which is a reflection of his or her own personal interpretation and idea.
Here is additional information about Process Art.
What is Process Art?
When we think about art instruction, we often think about the outcome - "What a nice painting you created, Molly." But what is really important is what Molly learned as she created her art. What she learned in the "process." That's Process Art - Art that places the emphasis upon the learning taking place.
Why is Process Art so Important?
Teachers and parents who respect children's ideas help them to learn to think and solve problems for themselves. Children who feel free to make mistakes and to explore will also feel free to invent, create and find new ways to do things.
How Can I Learn More About Process Art?
Mary Ann Kohl is one of the world's leading experts on Process Art. To learn more about Mary Ann Kohl's vision of Process Art click hereYou will be able to listen to Mary Ann Kohl as she is interviewed by Rosemarie Hartnett of Abrakadoodle and Abrakadoodle Directors from across the United States.

I think what is the hardest to teach to adults is it's a natural part of learning is to make a mistake...we are so programmed to do it perfect that we loose out on the magic in the process.

So as adults we are might need to do what Picasso said,


  1. It isn't hard to imagine that most artists are "process" artists. Prepping canvases seems easier to me as a task at hand, then the priming, also done "assembly line" like. Inspection...a pinhole will get repeat primings till there are no pinholes. I also add a greyed scrub over the primer to break up the appearance of pure. More than that, I watched a watercolorist sit down and make three dozen simply painted book marks, and after having them laminated, sold them for (I think) $7 each. A three inch by eight inch watercolor, laminated work of art. $7. She can't keep them. I want to be a better "process artist", Laura. I NEED to be a better "process artist."

    1. Right with you there Boneman...

  2. Haven't read your blog lately, but loved this post about process and also loved your new journal with the crow. Take care.

    1. Oh Patty great to hear from you...hope all is well, and you are still creating. Stevie has been reading the one book about sign making lately that you had...freshening up on things as they say. Be well~


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