introducing your children to art
We are dedicated to fostering art appreciation for the next generation."Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso As children grow, they need exposure to the arts in order to develop both sides of the brain. Most children are involved in sports and other activities while their exposure to the arts may not be as readily available. Stimulating right side thinking will help your child develop the abilities to be a creative problem solver and, perhaps, become the next great artist! Besides the ability to create art, right brain abilities include: speed-reading skills, enhanced photographic memory skills and the ability to accurately sketch something seen only once. Children also develop abilities for performing math equations, musical talent, problem solving, and the character traits to be different from others and to think outside the box. The right brain is also responsible for visual and spatial processing, and the ability to see problems in multiple dimensions, as great physicists do. Einstein possessed this ability.
Here are a few ideas to expose your child to art:
1. Create a home gallery by devoting a wall at home to feature family art every week.Help your children start an illustration journal about their week. This will help them to becomevmore in tune with their environment while developing their visual skills.Create cards for the holidays.
2. Kids love to cook! Cooking is wonderfully creative and allows for both right and left brain involvement.
3. Take your children to museums, art openings and music concerts. Many parents are fearful to interrupt others in these environments. Create a time limit and go! Don't worry about what other patrons might think.
4. Join "EC Galleries Kids Collectors Club" where your child can create with our artists. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.