PRACTICE GUIDE: ART IN THE EARLY YEARS

Best practice in helping young children to develop their creativity through art.

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Art in the Early Years: Part 1 - Introduction

The basis for good early years practice in helping children develop their creativity is adults who know how to encourage them and model activity but not control the creative process.

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Art in the Early Years: Part 2 - The creative learning environment

The essential provision for a creative art environment takes account of the space and materials made available and the display of children's finished works.

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Art in the Early Years: Part 3: Drawing

Children have an early and natural urge to draw, but practitioners need to offer them ample resources and encourage them to think about and discuss their efforts...

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Art in the Early Years: Part 4: Painting

Painting offers young children a world of opportunities for experimentation and expression, so early years settings should equip them with ample materials and varied...

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Art in the Early Years: Part 5: Printmaking

Young children will love to make their mark with print activities using a wide range of materials and techniques that those of any ability can master.

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Art in the Early Years: Part 6 -Collage

Opening up the creative potential of collage to young children requires knowledge of the basic skills involved and ready access to a wide variety of natural and...

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Art in the Early Years: Part 7: Textiles

Explore the surprisingly wide variety of woven materials and their artistic possibilities, with the Suffolk Early Years and Childcare Service (Suffolk County Council)...

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Art in the Early Years - Part 8: 3D (Three Dimensional)

A wide range of common EYFS experiences, from block play to clay to recycled materials, can offer children the chance to explore working creatively in three dimensions....