We can’t expect our kids on their own initiative to come and develop their art skills if we ourselves don’t make the effort to nurture them. So if you find yourself with a child who is naturally artistic, take the time to build those skills and techniques. Even if your child isn’t artistically inclined you can still get them involved with creative projects. They may develop a curiosity for it as time goes on.
Nourish Your Kid’s Creativity
It’s important to Nourish your child’s creativity. This is the first step in helping them to develop their artistic skills. If you’re looking for some inspiration, CecelyV has a number of creative projects that you can use to encourage your child’s artistic skills and techniques. Doing different art projects will, over time, help to develop their passion for art and build a creative spirit.
Here are some ideas that you can do to help your child develop their artistic skills:
1. Understand What Creativity Is
Understand what it means to be creative. We shouldn’t expect our kids to be creative if we don’t even understand what it means. Creating things is supposed to come out of nowhere; there’s no formula or a rule that can teach us how to do it. Creativity requires that we take risks and don’t let anyone else influence our decisions.
We should also make sure we’re not confusing the words “genius” and “creative”. There’s a big difference between them. Creativity is when you make things out of nothing; it’s about being innovative and coming up with new ideas that are unique. A genius, on the other hand, has skills and knowledge.
2. Try Different Things With Them
Find activities to help your kid express their creativity. Browse the internet; look for art studios in your area that offer classes and workshops for kids, but let them choose which ones they want to participate in. Guide them through specific tutorials on how to get started with their craft so that they will feel more confident about it. Show them examples of things you’ve done or other kids have done to inspire them.
You can also create your own projects for them to do at home. Be sure that these activities are within their reach so it will be easier for them to participate. They shouldn’t feel overwhelmed, and they should have fun!
3. Allow Them To Join In Your Favorite Creative Activity
Involve them with the craft you’re most passionate about. If you’re a painter, bring them along with you and give them some paintbrushes or other tools they can use. If you’re into photography, let them play around with the different camera functions. It’s important to get creative together. Don’t make it difficult for them; just let them try!
4. Make Creativity A Part Of Everyday Life
Let their creativity show in their everyday activities, especially if they don’t have any artistic skills. If you’re having a family party, give them a theme or tell them what to do. Or if they want something to draw on, let them. Letting your kid decide the designs in their own way will help develop their creative mind and show that you value their opinions as well!
5. Let Them Give You Feedback
Ask for feedback. The best thing about being creative is that you can learn from your own mistakes. And getting feedback from others will help with this too.
So don’t be afraid to ask them what they think about your creative works and take the criticism. If they’re not into it, it’s okay; at least you made an effort to be creative!
6. Give Them Access To Influential Classics
Introduce and get them interested in some timeless classics that still continue to influence people all over the world. Watch some of these movies with them and let their imagination run wild! ‘Wizard of OZ’, ‘The Sound of Music, and ‘E.T’ are places to start.
7. Reduce The Time Spent On Electronic Devices
Keep your kids away from computers and television. These are incredibly distracting, especially when it’s not necessary for them to use them at a certain time (like school or during dinner).
8. Allow Them To Explore
Let them explore! If you’re genuinely interested in developing their artistic skills and techniques, let your kids do it. Get them started on something they want to try out; even if you think it’s silly, humor them for a bit so they can express themselves freely with no pressure from you!
Don’t judge their work too harshly. You want them to do their best, but you should also be a parent who accepts and loves their child for who they are as an individual.
Don’t be afraid to let them take risks with their highly creative works! Don’t worry about what other people think, because it’s all for them. Let your kids explore and do what they want without any pressure from you (if there is no need) when trying out a new art form or activity.