My 5yo daughter is always colouring in and drawing. The other day hubbie bought her some more texta's (she's not real good replacing lids
) and it had a DVD on all the different products produced by the company, with an artist drawing pictures, etc. Anyway, she's been bugging me to play this extremely boring DVD, over and over. I'm assuming that she really wants to be able to draw like the artist on the DVD.
So this gets me wondering, is she going to be Arty like me? I'd love to get her into some art classes, but the local one only takes 8yo and up. Can anyone suggest good ways to help teach my daughter the basics of drawing or should I just leave her and let her work it out herself? I was always drawing as a kid - horses mainly - but never took the opportunity to learn properly, so I have to rely on the Digital realm to fulfill my artistic dreams
I've dabbled in sketching, watercolours and oil painting with some success, but I guess I just didn't have the confidence to push myself.
So what do you all think? Should I contact the art instructor anyway? Or should I just plonk an apple/pear on the table and get her to draw it?? I can't really help her much if she does give it a go. She get's very frustrated - obviously the picture in her head doesn't marry up with what's on the paper. She tells me everyone at school (kindy mind you) thinks her pictures are weird, yet the teacher is very impressed with her colouring skills and attention to detail.
Anyway, I'd love to hear how you all fell into it and what would be the best way to direct my daughter.
has one of the best ranges of brushes around - so go give her some love
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