Drawing Through the Pandemic: Coryn
Ok. 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.
We’ve been interviewing some of our students on Facebook live. We love talking to kids and sharing their stories because art kids see the world differently. It’s more colorful, magical and full of possibilities for them. And while kids can do art at home by themselves, being in a class helps develop technique, ideas and most importantly, friends that see the world like they do.
We had fun asking Coryn about doing art, her favorite colors and what she’s been learning in Young Rembrandts. And would you be surprised to hear her favorite colors are any shade of pink, purple and blue?
Coryn is an 8-year-old that’s been drawing with Young Rembrandts for two years. In first grade, Young Rembrandts was held weekly, after school at her elementary school. She was a little nervous about her first class, but afterwards, she was excited to go back. At the end of every session, she was happy, and her art skills were visibly improved, so mom signed her up for more. Her second year of classes were during the pandemic, so she drew with us online. She did some of our On Demand lessons, but really missed friends and social time, so she joined a live zoom class with other art kids.
Coryn has been busy doing art in many ways; endless hours spent drawing and coloring, coloring contests, Christmas card drawing contest, her and mom even drew together for a Mardi Gras event. Recently mom told me; “Although Coryn loved her virtual lessons with Ms. Sara, I am praying that in person lessons resume at her school. She loves bonding with her classmates over art.”
I share her sentiments. It’s going to feel so good to be back in the classroom with our art kids. What kind of art or creative time is your child looking forward to?