Sometimes I come across learners who have started an art class to help their children to draw and paint. Often grandparents who recognise that their grandchildren have an interest in art and want to nurture this.
They often tell me how when they spend time with grandchildren they do arty things. These learners usually want more ideas of what to do creatively to develop an interest in art in the children. Sometimes they wish to learn to draw so they can pass on the skills to their children. These are my thoughts on the topic.
All Children Have An Interest in Art
Although there are definitely some children who have more of a natural interest in picking up pencils and paint, I don’t think there is a young child who isn’t interested in making marks. This is a natural form of expression so it is more about allowing time and space for this exploration to be developed and continue.