Tomorrow is Inspire Your Heart with Art day! And, Young Rembrandts has been inspiring hearts by teaching kids to draw for 30 years!
Participation in art programs has a profound impact -on who children are and how effectively they learn. Along with social and emotional development, and a much needed creative outlet, participation in the arts has been proven to increase academic performance. Art helps children develop essential learning skills and out of the box thinking; and when students learn about master artists, different cultures and ways to express ideas, they become more tuned into their own ideas. Art helps children think for themselves, consider multiple viewpoints and explore a wider range of possibilities, while providing a safe environment to explore and share their unique ideas.
In honor of Inspire Your Heart with Art day, I did a segment on ABC7 news over the weekend teaching a few Young Rembrandts students and the anchors how to draw using an abbreviated version of the Young Rembrandts method.
The students and I talked with Stacy and Mark about Young Rembrandts ahead of time so the kids could feel more comfortable. Then, I took a few minutes to draw with the kids before the broadcast so they would be able to get their drawings colored while we were on air.
Stacy and Mark were such good sports. They had no idea ahead of time that they were going to have to draw on air. But, they did great and demonstrated that anyone can learn to draw with the Young Rembrandts method.
Everyone did a great job with their drawing and coloring. And, it was an honor to be on air talking about Young Rembrandts and my passion for educating children for the last 30 years!
Here are some great ways to Inspire Your Heart with Art.
- Visit an art gallery.
- Read a good book.
- Listen to music.
- Attend a ballet performance
- Share your art with others.
Whether you create art or spend time enjoying someone else’s, find a way to inspire your heart with art this January 31st.