Friday, July 25, 2014

Developing the Artist

I try to encourage my son's participation in the arts.  I don't have a degree in art, but I have a fondness for it. I used to spend hours in the National Gallery of Art, wandering aimlessly through the galleries, reading about the artists and the stories behind the painting and sculptures. I fell in love with El Greco, wondered about Magritte, and contemplated Manet. 

An appreciation of the arts is the cornerstone of an inquiring mind, but I wanted Zane to enjoy art as well. The best way for a kid to learn is via play. A boy needs to squish the clay between his fingers, feel the texture of the paint brush vibrate along the canvas. I've purchased all the tools, and I regularly sit the boy down and let him go crazy. 

Sometimes the results are...interesting. I like interesting.


  1. I like what Zane painted. You could frame it and put it on your wall.

    1. Actually, I am looking for a frame right now. I really like this one!

  2. One frames make projects gallery worthy...or so I think! That painting is so pretty and interesting!


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