Art Begins With the Very Young

Emeline Petrie Steinthal tells us how art training begins even in the very little. In “Art Training in the Nursery”, Steinthal explains that beauty should exist in their surroundings, such as in their rooms. Carefully chosen paintings, harmonious lines and features and good colors within the room can begin a young child’s exposure to seeing beauty and, in turn, to seeking it. As the very young begin to grow old enough to listen to stories and books, consider choosing the latter with well-done children’s illustrations. These too build the young child’s exposure to beauty and art. When teaching art, and specifically drawing, consider the importance of keeping the child interested, letting them

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