How To Get Kids Interested In Art

Engaging children in art activities like drawing, colouring, painting, cutting, pasting provides stimuli to the brain thereby creating room for viewing, analysing and imaginative thinking. Read to know more on how you can do this sitting at home.
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‘All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.’

The vast realm of art encapsulates this so seamlessly. Engaging children in art activities like drawing, colouring, painting, cutting, pasting provides stimuli to the brain thereby creating room for viewing, analysing and imaginative thinking.

Fire Their Imagination

A great way to try this with your child is to show some images of masterpieces and ask them what they feel by looking at these images. You are sure to get a wide array of answers ranging from colour shades, to shapes etc and this is a sure-shot way to increase the power of observation which is a vital life skill. One can see positive influences on the brain even by just looking at art.

How To Build Their Interest In Art

Art is not only drawing or colouring but also looking at images and observing. Someone might say ‘ but my child is not interested in art, how do I develop an interest and love for the subject?’  There are a number of ways to get a child to enjoy, learn and appreciate art.

  • Reading a story, then discussing a character or scene and then taking it further to draw or sketch it out.

  • Another great way to build enthusiasm about art is also putting the children’s favourite characters first. It could be a superhero or a cartoon character which they can draw or even create a collage with. 

  • Art has to be approached in a fun and relaxing manner for the child to try out and not be too technical or methodical. 
  • An art activity of writing name cards in a fancy way can be part of a play date, wherein the children can write out the names of their friends and exchange cards.

Often children hold back their interest or do not want to do art is because they fear the reaction or comment of someone on their work. It is imperative to build confidence and appreciate the effort and imagination the child has put into the artwork.

A kind word of encouragement will go a long way in strengthening the child’s ability to express freely, you never know what interests you may be nurturing

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