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Ok, you want a more detailed answer?
Well, according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, an artist is a person who creates art (such as painting, sculpture, music, or writing) using conscious skill and creative imagination. But the first part of the definition could easily be broader as we can see and grow to appreciate a lot of artistic accidents, unscheduled happenings which generate artistic results from ordinary people. And I think we can all agree that creative imagination is not only present in children but one of their most powerful drivers in exploring, discovering and creating stuff everyday.
Yes, your kid is an artist and he needs your guidance to grow even more.
Maybe you didn’t hear about Alexandra Nechita but you probably heard about the Petite Picasso. Her bio speaks volumes about the importance of cultivating your artistic skills from a young age. Alexandra became world famous for her art at the age of 9 when she exploded on the art scene with her novel cubist approach. But her evolution as an artist didn’t start then. She first started creating since she was a toddler and at age seven she started working with oil paints. A lot of hard work and guidance from her family and instructors.
There are many paths a child can take and some are visible at a very early stage in their lives. Yes, your kid can become a professional artist. Help him and support him every step of the way, even if your goal seems far fetched.
Or maybe a brush and some paint. Either way, you don’t need a lot of expensive tools or education to start creating art. You just need some:
And I bet most kids have them all. Just make sure you supply the rest and nudge them a little to put their imagination at work. And if pushing them a little just to get them involved seems too hard, try getting their friends in on an artistic party. Bring the kids over and let them have fun with art.
We talked about this before but I’ll give you a short recap.
Painting is more than just an activity, it's a way of expression. It helps children improve their senses, explore emotions, experiment processes and value results, discover colors, shades and also create outstanding works.
While playing and having fun, your kiddo is actually strengthening the following skills:
It might be too early to know if your child will be the next Petite Picasso or start new artistic trends but it surely isn’t too early to help him discover more of this world and develop useful skills at an early stage in his life. And it will be worth it.