Learning Centers Suggested Materials for Art

Learning Centers Suggested Materials for Art

Sample Skills and Concepts

Some of the skills being developed through the art center include:

  • Fine motor control
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Self-expression
  • Pride and confidence
  • Expressive skills in describing artwork
  • Decision-making
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Cause and effect

Suggested Materials

  • Modeling clay, play dough, tools
  • Easels, clipboards
  •  Paint, brushes, sponges
  • Pencils, crayons, markers, chalk
  • Scissors, paste, glue
  • Yarn, ribbon, string, pipe cleaners, glitter, collage material
  • Colored paper, tissue paper, crepe paper, writing paper
  • Wall paper scraps
  •  Fabric scraps, felt, lace
  • Magazines, catalogues
  • Smocks, aprons
  • Drying rack
  • Task cards for following directions to make open-ended art projects
  • Books about art (colors, shapes, etc.), famous artists, and their work


Taken from Supporting Every Young Learner: Maryland's Guide to Early Childhood Pedagogy Birth to Age 8 by Maryland State Department of Education, 2015.

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