The first day of school...... Oh My Goodness....The. First. Day. Of. School!
Overwhelming can be an understatement! We have tried so many things to keep us on track. Picking the most important subjects and making sure we stay on target has helped. We have always had difficulties with math motivation. Saving it for last was a disaster and made it easy to skip when we were tired or frustrated. My attempts at making math acceptable failed. So............. if my student is never going to like the subject or curriculum then......... lets just get math over and done. It is the first subject we do everyday. We get it out of the way with no excuses. It has made all the difference in the world. We definitely have a better attitude about math. I wouldn't say we love it .... we do like it a little more.
Art can be that same way. There are people that find art intimidating and useless. I think everyone should exercise their creative brain. If you don't use your creativity it will go stagnant. Creativity gets lost in our world. Creativity is greatly needed in every aspect of our lives. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, and even politicians could use a dose of creativity. Problems need solutions and solutions need creativity.
Set a time to do something creative every week. Art doesn't have to be beautiful or perfect. Just try!
The process of art is where you learn the most.
Happy New School Year!
Many Blessings to You!
P.S. Enjoy a free ARTIST STUDY notebook page on LEONARDO.
It will make your school year a little more artsy!
Gather all the art supplies in the house. Find a spot to get creative! It is important to create a space to do art projects. Bring the art supplies out when it is time to do projects. Getting messy is part of the process. Put an old tablecloth on the table and spend some time painting, drawing, or creating. It is important to never stop creating. Having easy access to art supplies will make creating less stressful. A studio corner is perfect to get you started!