April 22, 2017
Working with very young children has had a profound effect on the way I approach painting. With older students, the inevitable fear of failure often stifles their innate creativity. Making art in a classroom is a very public act. The older and more self-aware (and by default, more self-conscious) a young person becomes, the more likely it is they’ll shy away from making art but with very young children, all bets are off. I’m often in awe of the raw creative passion a young child will demonstrate and the pure joy they experience in the simple (sic) act of creation.