Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Creative Journey is more amazing than the destination.


Offering freedom for children to explore their creative process and develop is so much bigger than the physical results of a finalized pieces of artwork. Something much bigger is happening within their minds that we don't see. It's important to realize that the act of creating art is honing the child's ability to problem solve and be innovative. They are learning to trust their intellectual capacity. This makes them better learners with more empathy and curiosity as they enter into and grow through a very structured educational system. A system that requires self motivation and a broad acceptance of many new ideas. It is the perfect preparation for whatever may come their way. So when a child creates a piece of art we need to realize the amazing voyage that happened during the process. And we need to make sure they keep taking those voyages and don't forget them.