“It took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.” -Pablo Picasso-
When I brought the children to see the Art Show this week, the first words were from a child, Allie. She said, “This is beautiful!” She was right.
I was able to be with each child in front of their art masterpiece. This was ‘the moment’, as if they were seeing their art in a museum. Hard work and heart needs to be recognized, especially with young children. After all, growing children is like growing flowers; planting a seed and nurturing. Art was the seed, and teaching was the nurturing. A little water (tools) and sunshine (words) made all the difference.
Aaryan chose to paint Large Blue Horses, by Franz Marc. Avery chose to paint the Mona Lisa, and Parker was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. Rowan painted a Starry Night. Nora and Lexi were vested in the real artist paints, carefully squeezing the colors from tubes onto palettes and returning to their work over and over again. Kate and Max used real spaghetti dipped in paint, creating art much like Jackson Pollock.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent van Gogh-
Dear Vincent, I couldn’t have said it any better. You took the words right out of my mouth.