(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]