Children love art and can be entertained for hours with crayons, finger paint, play dough, construction paper, scissors and glue. Unfortunately due to budget cuts Art class can be among the first cut. Children express their creativity through art. It is a form of release, a source of enjoyment and way they can share their views on life.
Parents can keep art alive at home by having a few supplies, and making space for their children to enjoy art. This doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It can be a simple as setting out crayons and paper and asking children to draw their favorite holiday, event, family member or scene. Old magazines can be used to cut out pictures they like to create a collage. Paint and fabric store samples can be used to introduce texture.
Older children can get involved with art by helping you with projects. Perhaps you need a flyer for an event such as a garage sale that needs to be designed. Students can create these materials through various computer programs. They will learn about color families and how they fit into design, the use of shapes to draw the attention to different aspect of the flyer and the different fonts available.
Art is a creative and safe way for children of all ages to express themselves. Incorporating and noticing art in our daily lives is an important part of their development.
Artbazz Children’s Editor