Firstly don’t say “oh I can’t do this I’m not artistic!”
Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist.” He goes on to say, “the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Terry does not have that problem, since she is still an artist and encourages your child to do so, too.
Being engaged with visual arts not only has great mindfulness and wellbeing benefits, but also underpins cognitive development and life skills. It is well known that art connects to music, language, science and mathematics. It is a form of communication, supports problem-solving abilities as well as social, emotional, and fine motor skills.
Whether you are choosing Terry’s face-to-face sessions, her video classes or her latest artistic colouring book Enzo’s Amazing Adventure it is important to remember that the only way to improve is through practice, so don’t be impatient. Many artistic people, including children, have a high level of perfection and can become easily upset if they do not achieve a ‘good’ result in the first go.
Easy does it, slow down and breathe is the way I do things when my own painting offers too many challenges all in one go!
Over time, continue to watch and draw and see how your work develops.