Is that a..?"

November 18, 2017

As soon as your child starts exploring mark making (drawing, painting), you enter into a guess game like no other. As you try to comprehend and understand what they have expressed on paper, or in the sand, or on the living room wall. 


Here is a great article, from The Atlantic, that will FINALLY give us ALL a little more understanding as to what is happening on their page or surface.


A great excerpt from the article, is the below quote:

"All this suggests that kids’ shapes and figures aren’t all that simplistic after all—what’s dismissed as simplicity may instead be a degree of mental freedom that many abstract artists long to recreate."


Which begs the question, when we start training them to draw what we feel is representative of reality, are we in fact robbing them of their natural creative genius?




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