Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso
In this article, you will read about what art is, the importance of art within your child’s education and what the meaning of art is. As adults we see art in a different way, you might like some more than others it seems like as we get older most of us lose our ability to think in a creative way and walk through life with tunnel vision, constantly racing every day from one task to the next, not stopping to see the bigger picture I guess that is why they call it the human race. While a child will not only see the bigger picture but all the details hidden within it and add a few more, children have amazing imaginations and sadly this is more often frowned upon when it is indeed a precious gift we should cherish. Creativity takes courage and that is what makes a child so fearless, have you ever watched your child while they are drawing, painting, dancing or just playing around the house? if you have you will have noticed how they take every task in front of them and do it without question, they don’t sit for hours deciding what to draw or paint they just do it and draw or paint what they are thinking about in that exact moment without hesitation and the outcome may look disorientated to you but for them it’s exactly what they wanted to say about what they experienced and what they saw in their minds in that moment.
My personal experience with art
I always say that anyone can be an artist if they have the patience and will power to learn throughout their journey to becoming an artist because being one means that you never stop learning new methods and techniques I have been a creative thinker my entire life, I would spend hours a day drawing, painting, coloring, dancing, and singing, and that has not changed as I grew older. I have found a great love for art and all of its aspects. When I was a little girl my mother always encouraged me to try as many creative subjects and activities as I could and I am grateful today because of it. The journey of an artist isn’t an easy one it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears but it is all worth it in the end.
Why is art an important part of your child’s education?
Art is a crucial part of a child’s education, not only because it stimulates them but because it helps them with the necessary skills they would need to achieve their goals not only in their school years but in their adult lives.
Art gives your child self-confidence it helps them develop mentally, socially and emotionally. Creating art will help boost their ability to analyze and problem-solving skills and by learning how to use a paintbrush, pencil, crayon or marker it will improve their fine motor skills
When children are exposed to arts from a young age it creates a platform for them to decide what they want to be when they grow up for instance by counting pieces or colors they learn basic math skills, when they experiment with different materials they get a taste of science.
but most importantly children who are free to experiment with different craft materials, colors and are allowed to make mistakes and learning from them also feel free to invent their own ways of thinking which will help them in other subjects not only in the art classroom. So let your children play and get messy it’s all part of the process.
As Amy young, founder of Brooklyn Design Lab (Art school for children) says, “little kids are masters of the moment, they love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, how it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the soft sound a brush makes as it crosses the page.
The meanings of art Each piece of art around the globe no matter how old or how new it might be has a different meaning to everyone, because not one person in the entire world sees it the same way. Each painting, sketch, sculpture, song and dance routine has a story to tell we just need to open our minds to see what the artist is trying to tell us. At the end of the day art is a beautiful and diverse universe on its own, art is what you make of it.
“There are three classes of people: Those who see,
those who see when they are shown and those
who do not see.”
- Leonardo da Vinci