Young children who are exposed to art early in life are inspired to create their own artwork. When making art, children develop fine motor skills and learn how to communicate their feelings.
In a Montessori school, students learn that art is everywhere. They learn to draw and paint with art supplies as well as found objects. These students also learn to work with each other to make group art projects.
Here are some of the projects, materials, and objects that encourage artistic expression and group activity in the Montessori student.
Designs and Arrangements
Montessori students choose pieces of colored paper and felt that is cut in the shape of circles, squares, triangles, ovals, and other abstract forms from a collage tray. Students place these shapes on paper to create a design or arrangement. They use a glue stick to adhere their shapes to the paper.