Last week we were drawing at two different sites. Fun, great kids, great parent and teacher support.
There was one sweet little boy, all excited he said. “you forgot something, you forgot to draw the wings.” Do eye you have, you draw it for me. And he just jumped right in and drew it… way too small. I helped him with it, he said mistake, I said “don’t believe in them.”
We want to let out kids make lots of mistakes, its how they learn best. In art school it was said to “notice your mistakes for that is what makes you unique.”
And it’s always amazing to come across a teacher who says I stopped drawing a few years ago. I then simply offer them some chalk and say ” you can handle that conversation right now,” and they pick a color and start to draw.