Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Child Sees with Clarity the Perfection of Nature

I recently read an article that stated that everyone can learn to draw. I was a little skeptical but as I moved further along in my reading there were several points that caught my attention. Until the age of six children, especially those who are encouraged to draw and paint, are exceptionally skilled. Why? Because they see with clarity, they are not in a hurry nor do they have preconceived notions of what something should look like. They simply draw what they see and hence they are able to produce wonderful representations. As we grow older we are too busy to give attention to details so we draw what we think something should look like. Unhappy with the results we lose interest and become discouraged and hence lose our abilities or they become dormant. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, and also think as kids get older, they become more aware of being judged and compared to others. I'm hoping to do the best I can with my kids and expose them to as much art as possible growing up!