I did a Wisdom Painting session during a Youth Art Camp in Silver City, NM more than a fews ago. The kids took to the process like it was natural for them.
I was worried about explaining the spiritual aspect of listening to their intuition. They delighted in the process. This little girl really loved it.
Give them Freedom to Express
If you have kids or teach kids, allow them to paint from their inner knowing. Give them the space to let their paint go where their being wants it to go. Free them from the constraint that the painting has to be this way or that. Let the child be. Let the painting be. And please, no judgements; good or bad.
If you praise the child and their painting, you just might snuff out the creative urge to do something differently. If you say something bad, well, you know that’s not a good idea! And, if you say anything at all, who knows what the child is thinking about what you said as the adult? Instead, ask them about the painting. Let them lead the conversation. You just might learn something. And most of all, you will ensure that their creativity and ability to allow for new possibilities remains intact.
I Want to Hear from You
Do you have experience painting with kids? Did this article help you in any way? What is your biggest challenge in your painting process? Leave a comment below this post and let me know what you think about this blog article or anything else that it brings to your mind and heart.
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Coming to Sedona? I can come to you and guide you through a Wisdom Painting session. NO ART EXPERIENCE NEEDED. I supply all the materials.
Mary Rush Gravelle is the creator of Wisdom Painting. She paints, writes, leads creativity workshops , and resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loyal sidekick Sir Kitty.