We are all born creative explorers. We painted, sang, invented and experimented in our childhood. Most of us stopped our creative play sometime in our teens, and tapping into this creativity get harder and harder. Once we do set aside time for creativity we are driven by the result and not the actual process to create.
When you craft, you use a guide or tutorial to replicate something that is all ready made up. Process Art is the total opposite to craft. In a time where most people struggle to be in the present, using your valuable time for nurturing a creative expression is essential.
Process art is not at all a new approach to making art. The contemporary artistic movement arose in the 1960´s and 70´s with artists such as Jackson Pollock. It has since then been a definition to describe an approach to making art.
The Craft Lab was invited to our friends KONSTilleri to host a workshop at their one year anniversary. To test out the approach of Process Art we created a “Colour Lab”. We covered a room in paper, installed blacklight (UV Light) and added an assortment of different exciting tools. We encouraged the guests to join in on the experimentation and some good ol´art making fun. This is what one of the guests had do say about the Colour Lab:
“A lovely color experience! Imagine being able to create a colour explosion in an entire room without any limits. To freely create and be inspired is something everyone should try out. Thank you for the wonderful experience!” – Jorvi Bernal
Whether or not you see yourself as an artist, you have a creative side in there, just waiting to elevate. To create a Colour Lab yourself, here are few ideas to get you going:
It´s all about the journey! Focus on the process not the result. It’s all about exploration, experimentation, and having fun. There is no right or wrong way and always say YES.
Hope you enjoyed reading about process art.
Love Stina – Craft Space