Rubber Band Process Art

Process art is all about the creative process itself, rather than the end result or outcome from the project. It encourages children to explore and experiment with different materials, ideas and techniques which allow them to develop their own artistic style.

We used some basic materials for our process art:
-Rubber bands
-Small tray or cookie sheet
-Paint Brushes.

Rubber band process art is beneficial for multiple reasons. Firstly, it encourages children to experiment different techniques to get the paint from the rubber bands to the paper and express their own artistic abilities. Secondly, this is a great opportunity to embrace a mess which in turn allows for children to practice concentration and take risks. Also, it can improve their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills by manipulating the rubber bands and grasping the brushes. Finally, this can be a fun and engaging activity to do with friends or family which promotes social interaction and bonding through creativity. Rubber band process art is a great way to creatively make abstract art designs with paint.

To get started, we placed 5 rubber bands around a tray, placed a piece of paper underneath and used a paint brush to individually paint each band. Once painted, we simply pulled the rubber bands back and released or we strummed on them like a guitar. Through this process we were able to use creative expression and experimentation to make our very own one of a kind abstract masterpiece. Our classroom really enjoyed this messy art exploration!

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