Isn’t is amazing how your can tell, from a very early age, what your child’s aptitude is?
Evan is totally a left-brained kid. He is ridiculously good with numbers and soaks up anything even remotely related to science. But that comes at a price.
No macaroni necklaces!
For years, Evan has complained about the simplest creative task, like coloring, because it hurt his hand.
But something, somewhere along the way, has changed. He goes through sketchpads like a box of Double Stuf Oreos. He likes to draw elaborate scenes and pictures. And sometimes, he says he wants to be an artist.
This is one of my favorites that I affectionately call “The Frogman”
Do I see raw talent in the making? Maybe. It’s hard to judge that with a crayon medium. But I will say that since he has started kindergarten, he LOVES Wednesdays because that’s the day he has Art as his “special.”
(Side note: if you are a parent of an elementary school kid, you probably already know the lingo used to describe art, PE, music, etc., i.e. “specials”)
I remember loving Art in elementary school as well. I’m pretty sure my mom still has my clay pot and macrame planter hanger I made oh-so-long-ago. Needless to say, I’m a huge supporter of Art Education in the schools, especially at the age when it’s so important to develop and not stifle creativity.
Ummm, I call this one “Complicated”
If you feel the same, would you please join me online tomorrow?
It’s a Twitter party and you’re invited!
#BlickARA Twitter party details
What: Do you believe art is an essential part of your child’s education? Then you already know how important art education is — and how schools are struggling to keep their art programs alive. That’s where Art Room Aid can help! A program of Blick Art Materials, Art Room Aid is helping teachers across the country enlist the aid of parents, families, friends, and other art advocates to fund their art projects and keep creative learning going.
Want to learn more? Join this Twitter Party to find out how you can support art education, make sure art continues to play a role in your children’s lives, and spread the word about Art Room Aid in your community. We’ll be discussing projects you can do with your own kids, and sharing sources of inspiration.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m. ET
Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #BlickARA hashtag to track the conversation. See this Twtvite for more info and to RSVP: http://twtvite.com/
Prizes: We will give away five total prizes – two $25 Blick gift coupons, two $50 Blick gift coupons, and one $75 Blick gift coupon.
Hosts: @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Check out Art Room Aid here: http://www.dickblick.