Most people think of drawing as a creative outlet. It’s an extra activity for the “creative types”. But that is not true. Drawing has very little to do with creativity. It is about seeing, thinking and sharing oneself. Drawing is a way to explore our thoughts, build our brain and understand the world more effectively.
There’s a lot of talent at Young Rembrandts and it’s flowing into the streets! Recently the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission sponsored a public art project inviting local artists to submit designs featuring images to raise awareness about storm water and the importance of storm drains. Bill Duca’s design was one of the designs selected, out of hundreds of submissions!
Life is busy, messy, intense and stress happens. So, it’s good to get a plan for staying calm and carrying on. But our kids feel plenty of stress too, and they need to know how to calm themselves when their mind starts racing, or they’re feeling anxious thoughts.
Here’s another shameless plug for kids taking an art class. Yes, it’s because I’m the founder Young Rembrandts, the coolest and only drawing program out there – but mostly because after years of research, I know how much doing art affects a child’s social-emotional well-being, while expanding brain function overall.
School has been in session for a bit now which means it is time for parent teacher conferences. If you’re new to this school thing or maybe you just have a new dedication to school – here are a few things I’ve learned from my many years as a mom and partnering with teachers about what they really need from you.
Homework is going to be a part of your child’s school experience for many years. Whether you have a right brain thinker just starting school or an older right brain student, I have found lots of great ways to make homework time easier through the years.