Art through the eyes of a child….

I have been overhearing  my children talking about arty things – making me smile as I catch what they say  about the difference between 2 and 3-dimensional (and the existence of 1-dimensional and 6-dimensional!). Then there was the discussion on the topic of colour. It went something like this…

Big sister to little brother: “Did you know that green is sleepy and soft?”  (mummy raises eyebrow and smiles)

“And that blue is fresh and swaying?”

“Yes” interjects the youngest “and yellow is sweet and happy!”

“Really?”  I ask, “What about orange?”

Children's Art, Concetta Perot, Glittering Shards Mosaics, London

“Well… orange is sweet and juicy! And red is rough and tough!”

“Turquoise?” I enquire

“Turquoise… (pauses to reflect)…turquoise is like dancing!”

So there you have it – colour theory through the eyes of a child.

And while we are on the subject of children’s art, I have to share Isabella’s doodles of  “what we do” – this was in the middle (spot Chloe the cat).

Children's art, Concetta Perot, Glittering Shards Mosaics, London

Oh so sweet…

Want some resources for encouraging art with kids? We love these:

Artful Adventures

The Artful Parent

The Crafty Crow

Mister Maker

Have fun!


6 Responses to “Art through the eyes of a child….”

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  1. Nicky Tudor says:

    Your children are so lucky to have you, both as a mother and as a teacher! You must be so much of an inspiration to them that they are bound to turn out creative, whatever medium they choose. The little doodle is wonderful! x

  2. Jude says:

    Love the artwork!

  3. Krista says:

    My goodness that is so sweet! Thanks for sharing the links 🙂


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