Children’s Expression Through Art
Try looking at a piece of artwork intellectually, without feeling anything, without wondering What is the artist trying to say? It’s almost impossible, because the need to communicate drives creation, and an equally strong quest to understand what we experience forces us to respond, to try to make sense. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a child’s art may be worth many times that, since it expresses concepts and feelings he may not even have words for.
Artwork, like play, is part of a child’s everyday life. Unless we artists, you or I might feel self-conscious about drawing, worried that our house doesn’t look like a “real” house, that the proportion and perspective aren’t correct, and that the shadows aren’t in the right places.
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