Art technique is only a part of creating and appreciating art. The change that occurs within the artist is, in many ways, more important. When I teach art, I teach children what it means to develop an artist’s attitude.
- Draws or sketches every day
- Uses positive self-talk
- Knows it won’t be perfect the first time (or the 2nd, or the 3rd)
- Takes risks, stretching to try something new
- Observes (the world, his/her own work, the works of others)
Many of these ideas fall under the 8 Studio Habits of Mind.