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.