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How To Teach Kids Art

Though there are people born with an artistic talent, teaching art early is an effective way to develop the intrinsic skill in children. Here are effective ways to teach children art.

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1. Avoid showing a child how to draw something.

If you would show a child how something is drawn, that child would think it’s the only way to draw and that his job is to copy the drawing. Help the child develop the skill to observe and translate that into creativity. Also, avoid drawing in the child’s paper. Help the child observe the subject and practice drawing in the air the child can follow the contours you make, and when he’s ready, he can practice drawing in paper.

Simplify but do not dumb it down

Never underestimate a child’s creativity. Though, we need to simplify complex things them, make room for them to stretch.

Help them get comfortable with mistakes

Help them understand that they can learn from mistakes. Limit pointing out mistakes because the effect is not helpful. Focus on the things that are working well. Children can often notice the mistakes themselves and when they do, help them evaluate what they can do better.

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Hi, I’m Jonathan Schrag from Provo, Utah. I’m currently studying art at the Brigham Young University (BYU). Visit my page to know more about my works.


How To Sell Art Online

Selling art can be as difficult as making it. There are many ways you can sell art, and one of the easiest is to sell it online. There are a lot of well-known websites that help you sell your art online, and sometimes it’s free. But signing up with them is just the first step. You need to make sure buyers can find your art online. Below are the steps to do just that.

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Optimize your artwork descriptions

Online selling websites encourage you to write a detailed description for each art you upload. Not only should these be free from grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, but it should also be optimized for search engines like Yahoo and Google. Optimizing for search engines is basically using keywords in your descriptions that art buyers use to search for art to buy online.

Take advantage of social media

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are some of the best platforms to showcase your art. Best of all, they’re free. Join groups that have the same interest and be sure to be sure to follow the house rules set in those groups. When communicating, be prompt and courteous.

Be patient

Just like I said, selling art may be as difficult as making art. Stick to it for at least 6 months. Improve on your entries as you wait for that first client. Don’t get disappointed when no one notices your uploads in a week or maybe in a month. When nothing seems to have changed in 6 months, review what you did and improve on it.

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Hey there, I’m Jonathan Schrag. I’m an art student from BYU. I sell art to pay for my tuition and I plan to make a career off it. Follow me on Twitter to get more updates.