And your little ones enjoy while they draw, their drawings are incredibly imaginative and pedantic, and you want to support them, but you’re not sure which way is right, where the boundaries are in the purchase of materials and accessories, what is appropriate to their age and what does not . On the other hand, you are confronted with different opinions of pedagogues and child psychologists about whether children should simply be allowed to draw and not go into their creativity or allow them to go to drawing and painting lessons and when.
Drawing at the earliest age
One thing is certain – for the youngest drawing it must be fun, no matter what the child will do, but only the game through which he will practice the coordination, get to know his possibilities and develop his imagination and motor skills. Let him just specify the time and the place to draw, as well as what he will draw. If you ask for help, of course, be there to show how something is drawn, praise, or correct through a joke. Be there and talk unequivocally with which color it is working, or whether it is a wooden crayon, pink, wax or something else.
A child of two, three or four years should be provided with a large paper or drawing board, a comfortable stool and a table in the height of the elbows, and from the accessories of as many different types of crayons as each of them otherwise glides around the paper and leaves a trace of different value. It is not necessary for a child to learn how to draw and properly hold the pen, and know that it is not easy for them to do it. Children are the earliest to correctly keep pens of triangular shape and those that are short, so you can direct them by providing them with such a pen and occasionally cautioning them. They will ease up the ease and strength of the marker, or the fact that they can paint large surfaces with a waxy crayon, and the chalk colors that you allow them to draw on concrete are a special story. Do not give them all at once, introduce gradually, when you notice that the interest in the wooden crayons is completely gone, give the child a waxy color, then a felt pencil, and until you reach the liquid colors.
And when you get to the flowing colors … For children of this age, they will be a huge joy, and for you, we know, the fear of rusted furniture. It should be an occasional game, you can also be introduced as a kind of reward or activity that you only work on special days. Year, yard, mushroom, old wardrobe and large white canvas are recommended items. The colors you have chosen should be water-based, there are even those that can paint your little fingers with your fingers – paint for your fingers. Beware of the work that children are most prominent, embody some of them and point out in a special place.
Schoolchildren and artistic creativity
Children who are in school age who show particular interest in drawing and painting should, nature, give support, but cautiously. Regardless of whether you or any expert person you have consulted believes that the child has “talent” or not, the love of fine arts is a sufficient reason to pay attention, and the talent may appear much later if it is not currently visible or will be compensated exercise and persistence. Your task at this age should only be to preserve this love and creativity, nothing more. Also, a child whose drawings are realistic and clear, precise and tidy, and seamlessly sitting next to the crayons and the block, should be allowed to finish drawing, without the rush to send it to classes just because you noticed that it goes hand in hand.
Which painting accessories are best for children
How young, so would older children who are already aware of their possibilities and what painting and drawing should play and explore. The best way to help them is to give them the opportunity to share all the available drawing and painting tools, to encourage them to use them in different ways and on different backgrounds. We know that you are often wondering what is the ideal gift in this case and you can probably assume our answer now – set with as many different accessories as possible.
We need to warn you that you try not to throw your children in the unknown and set them high goals by suddenly buying oil paint or painter’s canvas before they have met with acrylic paints and painting on a cardboard, for example. They are also aware of the seriousness of the oil on canvas and will have the desire, that is, the load, that the image must be perfect, and the chance that it really is so small. Likewise, too many accessories or paper is not a great solution, especially if children know this because it will again be a burden to create something fantastic. Failure and dissatisfaction lead to disappointment, and it can easily get them away from painting, so be careful not to make a mistake in this step.
When it’s time for oil paint, canvas and beans
The difference between tempera, with which children of school age are most often lucky, and oily colors is really big, as well as the difference between paper from the school block and the canvas. You need to explain this to them, refer them to literature, or to someone who will bring these differences closer to them, and then you can give them a beginner’s set of oil paint to discard