The artistic expression used to be encouraged in schools, but over the years, art has been pushed out of the classroom. Art programs are being cut, and there is often little time for it in the curriculum. Children’s artwork is essential for their development and education. Kid’s drawings are as varied as children themselves. Hence, developmental stages need to be considered when interpreting them. Kids drawings clearly demonstrate artistic development and expression. A child’s drawing is as unique as their personality. Kids’ sketches can be seen as an extension of the child themselves, and some parents may be able to recognize their child’s personality or traits from the way they draw. Some children go to art school after graduating from high school or college. They study painting and sculpture and other forms of art.
Drawing is important, so long as you don’t have to draw too well. When children first begin drawing, they are usually taught to hold the pencil loosely and make large movements using the entire arm. It is important that they learn not to press down too hard on the paper, which can be damaging. Drawing may be done with chalk, charcoal, or ink. It may also be done with a pencil on special paper that has no lines and is different colors from one side of the page to the other. In some schools, children are given a subject and asked to fill in the outlines on a piece of paper. This may be called “drawing” or “painting,” but it does not require any real skill or imagination. In many schools, children are taught how to draw realistic pictures of things such as houses, trees, animals, and people. In upper grades of school, children may learn about how things look smaller when they are farther away.