SOME 2018 STUDENT WORK
Kids make amazing art. Look carefully at it. Get curious about what was going on in the artist's head. Look for exquisitely beautiful colors and textures. Say "WOW!" — and if your child is the one who made the piece you are wowing, say it to them and then give 'em a big high five.
Many kids (and adults) get some paint brushed on a surface and proclaim, "I'm done!" after only a few minutes. I tend to always challenge them to look longer and imagine more. "What if you tried ____________?" usually results in some pretty cool stuff that has more depth and detail that the shallow waters their painting/project started floating in.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist
once he grows up." Pablo Picasso