Monday, November 15, 2010
art through the eyes of a child
Since April we have demonstrated and explained our concept every chance we get. And it is beginning to catch on. People are painting and discovering the fun and excitement of creating. Once a month we offer a parent/kid class so that parents can spend some time with their kids doing something fun together.
I post photos from every class on our Facebook fan page and also on our website, and I look at all the class art from the studio as I post it on the Facebook page and on the website. One thing strikes me as I view the art of the children. It is free from influence. The only thing that comes from the child's mind to the canvas is his or her imagination. The children don't try to copy the sample painting, or even follow the teacher carefully (we never force children to do things 'our' way in the studio). They paint with a free abandon, not caring what others think of their art. They think only of the pleasure of painting. They paint what their minds and hearts tell them to paint.
With the eyes of a child.