Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Every child is an artist'

By Robert Kelly-Goss, Daily Advance
(Tuesday, March 9, 2010) Pablo Picasso famously observered that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

Picasso was referencing his admiration for the uninhibited artistic expression found in the creations of children. Before their minds are burdened with the realities of adulthood, they are unfettered and free to express beyond the limits of, say, coloring within the lines.

Yet even the uninhibited child must learn something about the art in which she is expressing so freely. That is why art education in the schools is considered by many to be of paramount importance. [read more]

* Top artwork is from Pasquotank High School students chose to show examples of their painting, like this piece by Dana Parker. And bottom artwork is from Students at P.W. Moore Elementary participated in a collage project using images of food they identify with to create these colorful silouhettes.

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