“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso
 

The very first way a child expresses his or her feelings is through a drawing. 

They draw what they feel, how they see the world and how they feel the events happening around them and how they perceive other people's feelings towards them, like their parents and siblings. 

Art is important because it supports Emotional Intelligence and the expression of complex feelings that help kids feel better about themselves and helps them understand others by “seeing” what they have expressed and created. 

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” – Georgia O'Keeffe

Art is important because it makes you feel beauty of freedom. Art is free expression of human mind and senses. An expression which is not subdue to any kind of utility, if you don't desire; an expression which only aims at her own existence, at her own beauty.Art is communication of this common story that can brings us all together as humans. Art is important because other humans are important and it allows us to understand each other.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

 

During my art classes when I teach kids ages 6 and up, I notice that kids criticize themselves a lot and always think that they're not good enough. I  tell them that if you were as good as Leonardo DaVinci then you wouldn't need to be here in my art class. I teach them that in art there's no right or wrong, you paint what you feel. and as Bob Ross says: “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents”

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