Summer is a perfect time to indulge and immerse in art. The ‘lazy days’ of summer are by design full of opportunity to think, day dream, imagine – all things that can lead to endless hours of creative pursuit. And not to worry, when your kids are busy doing art, they’re also busy building their brains. The right side of the brain thinks in color and pictures. It sees and thinks 3-dimensionally. It craves multisensory input, thinks in patterns and loves the pursuit and expression of multiple ways of seeing. Doing art allows the right brain to do what it does best which builds self confidence and encourages innovation for all children.
Why so much art in the summer? The right side of our brain is always driven to do art. It needs art the way a fish needs water. But during the school year there are many other things to attend to and unfortunately not enough time devoted to the arts. This is even more of a predicament when schools don’t include art as a core subject or integral part of a child’s learning. Visual kids need art to learn and without it they’re fish out of water.
So whether it’s a morning spent drawing, building and making or an afternoon at art and drawing camp; relax, knowing great things are happening in your child’s development. Your kids are happy. They’re minds are active. Their brains are growing. Their hearts are full.
Summer is a great time to encourage art and creativity for all kids no matter what their learning style. If your child needs a little more confidence before jumping into art pursuits or just needs more direction in his art, enroll him in a Young Rembrandts class near you.