"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls" ~ Pablo PicassoIsn't that a truth that is forgotten in the busyness that often equals daily life. When schools cut art programs in order to save precious dollars for their budgets, it is a travesty for society as a whole. Picasso knew that and so does Andrea Mulder-Slater of Kinder Art, as she notes "It's been proven that early exposure to visual art, music, or drama promotes activity in the brain." Its called imagination and we at Budding Artists know how important that is.
|Metal Sculpture created by Acme Animal|
|Child's Picasso-inspired sculpture |
from Budding Artists Summer Camp
What would they do with a pine cone? How would they use a block? If you handed them glue, what objects would children seek to create a collage of their very own? When a child's brain starts to question, examine, ponder and imagine, it grows in leaps and bounds. They learn about colour, time, space, and in the process, develop self-esteem, self-discipline, motivation and more. It is our responsibility, as parents and teachers, to ensure that creativity is sparked and flourishes in a child's mind. Children are the next generation of sculptors, painters, designers, and artists. They provide the colour of life and that cannot be underscored enough.
Just one of eco-friendly art supplies
that Budding Artists carries
We'll put the snacks out, just to be sure you make it. See you there!