Student's artworks by Elbert and Sophia
Now, a semester has passed since the children learned to draw in earnest. In the meantime, children have developed skills such as framing, expression, sketching, coloring and creating effects. As a personal drawing teacher, it is very rewarding to witness these developments firsthand.
Below is an airplane drawing by Elbert. His paintings became more three-dimensional, bold and delicate. And the painting itself exudes confidence and professionalism.
The picture below is of Sophia. Her paintings are dreamlike and fantastic and aptly depict the frontal view of an airplane.
Under the teacher's guidance, children carefully learn to create patterns and try them on their own. I believe that the beautiful patterns created by chance will become assets of their precious artistic sense in the future. Pattern-making not only fosters creativity but also enhances cognitive skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and spatial awareness.
By allowing children to experiment and create patterns on their own, they have the opportunity to develop their artistic sense and express their unique ideas. Even patterns created by chance can be valuable and contribute to their artistic growth. Sometimes, unexpected results can lead to new discoveries and creative breakthroughs.
As children continue to learn and practice creating patterns, they may develop a deeper understanding of various design elements such as color, shape, symmetry, and repetition. These skills can be valuable assets in their future artistic endeavors, whether they choose to pursue a career in the arts or simply enjoy art as a form of self-expression.
Additionally, pattern-making can also have a positive impact on other areas of children's lives. It can improve their concentration, attention to detail, and patience. It can also promote a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-esteem as they see their ideas come to life.
Overall, encouraging children to create patterns and providing them with guidance allows them to nurture their artistic abilities and develop a keen artistic sense that can benefit them throughout their lives.
Myungja Anna Koh