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To create art

bird picture AnnaSome children naturally desire to create art: to paint, draw, color, sculpt. Others can learn to enjoy it as they are introduced to it. I loved art as a child, so doing art with my children was something I wanted to nurture.

Anna art gala May 2015

But I haven’t been super nurturing at home of art aside from the basics. I have been very grateful for the art instruction my children received from other parents in our incredible parent-volunteer art program. The curriculum was created by some very dedicated mothers, and you can access it here. For free!

Here are some posts that I’ve written about nurturing art in children:

Building courage and confidence in children through art, displays, and praise