Kids & The Creative Spirit

Picasso famously once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Children are creative energy, they don’t judge their creation and wonder if people will like what they produce. They create because it is fun.

This collection of photos, illustrates children in their natural happy state creating from a state of absolute purity.

If you have a photo of a child doing art, hashtag us at #patronoftheartskids for photo submission.

GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR KIDS:

BOOK: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages
by Susan Schwake
"A refreshing source of ideas for creating fine art with children, Art Lab for Kids encourages the artist’s own voice, marks, and style. This fun and creative book features 52 fine art projects set into weekly lessons, beginning with drawing, moving through painting and printmaking, and then building to paper collage and mixed media. Each lesson features and relates to the work and style of a contemporary artist. Lisa Congdon, Megan Bogonovich, and Amy Rice are just a few of the artists included. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hand-on fine art experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist’s personal style. Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages.(more)..."
Tempera Paint is a good water soluble paint option for kids because it is long lasting, easy to clean and fast drying. Unless otherwise noted Tempera has a matte or satin finish and can also come in an egg base. It comes in vibrant and bright colors that mix well together which enables you to create any color you want with just a few basic colors.

Our favorite brands ranked on consistency,color,and price are Dick Blick and Sax Versatemp,
BOOK: The Art Book for Children
by The Editors of Phaidon Press
"A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book for Children brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon’s bestselling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever. A guide to 30 great artists and their most famous works, designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages children to look closely and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the work they do and in the way that they do it (more)...."
Tempera Paint is a good water soluble paint option for kids because it is long lasting, easy to clean and fast drying. Unless otherwise noted Tempera has a matte or satin finish and can also come in an egg base. It comes in vibrant and bright colors that mix well together which enables you to create any color you want with just a few basic colors.

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