A full range of materials are brought to the session. This provides the scope and choice for discovery. These include the traditional art materials of paint (Non toxic.), paper in various sizes, brushes, pots. mixing trays, glue, clay and clay tools. Children also have the opportunity to use the sand tray. (See below.)
A large variety of other objects are presented in trays which provide stimulus for their texture, colour and shape.
It should be emphasised that children are not using these materials for Art making as such, instead they naturally see them as tools for direct use or in combination with each other. The outcomes of created things are usually evidence of a process or script for a story.
Toy objects of cars, dolls and various other figures are available which combine with collage, clay or are used as characters in the sand tray.
Clay of itself is very versatile. It doesn't just make things it has a feel in itself where hands can press and squeeze. The tactile quality of materials is very important.
No tidying up is done by the child at the end of the session and assemblages are sometimes preserved for use in the next session. Paintings or clay objects may be taken away on completion subject to health and safety considerations.