I’m an artist, writer, and parent.
I’m writing a book for parents who want to provide more art in their kid’s lives but are unsure how to go about it.
Do you feel overwhelmed at the potential mess, the required materials, the set-up and take-down of art projects that only hold your kid’s attention for maybe ten minutes? Do you want to provide more art in your kid’s life, but feel like you lack the creativity or know-how to do so?
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You can provide rich art experiences that are enjoyable for everyone without a trip to the art store, an internet search, or complicated set-up.
You just need a few basic tools and a different mindset.
I want to empower YOU to share RICH ART EXPERIENCES with your children without relying on Pinterest-worthy projects.
I want to give you confidence in your own ability to provide art experiences that promote exploration, curiosity, and most importantly play.
These art experiences not only promote bonding, but also give you tools to help your children:
I know because I have a reluctant artist at home who tends toward perfectionism.
My son is not likely to ever pursue art professionally, but that’s okay! That’s not the goal. He’s still an artist.
Our shared art time has given me a tool to help him:
There is little that satisfies me more than the look on my son’s face when he creates something he’s proud of. Especially after a bit of a struggle. I know that without my gentle encouragement, without my guidance, he’d never have even tried whatever art experience brought him there.
My other child would make art 24/7 if I let her. So I also know the challenges that come with having a prolific artist in the house, as well.
Look, Art doesn’t have to be hard.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
It doesn’t even have to be messy.
But it is such important work for little ones to do.
I want to show you how to make art easy, stress-free, and enjoyable for everyone so that these little ones we love so much are allowed the space, time and freedom to develop as fully as they are meant to.
Who knows, you may even find your child drawing the inner artist out of you. Kids have a funny way of doing things like that.
Who is this book for?
You already are
everything your child needs.
Art is not about circle-drawing ability.
Art is about a willingness to play, explore, and learn.
And THAT is the real work of childhood.
I want to give you the tools you need to feel confident in your own ability to guide your child through art experiences that are fun for everyone with the extra benefit of developing important life skills, like:
But I need to know what YOUR biggest challenges are when it comes to making art with your kids.
I’d be so grateful if you’d help me create the best resource possible for parents just like you by taking a few short minutes to fill out my survey on Parent/Child Art Experiences.
PLUS, once the book is complete, I’ll send a FREE COPY to 50 randomly selected survey respondents! (You want to get in on that, right?)
Thanks in advance for helping me connect parents and children through art.