The Price of Art
This week was our first week in art and by the end of the first class I was reminded of why art is priceless.
One little boy, who I’d been helping every day in the regular classroom struggles. He struggles to stay focused. Each subject is hard work and you can tell he’d rather be anyplace else. Then he came to art. The project was on perspective and at the end of the hour, guess whose picture was the best one? That same little boy. While most of the other students needed some type of help, this child didn’t. He got it! He could see the picture in his mind and create it.
For a few moments, he was at the top of the class and it showed as he walked out of the room.
He’s not the first child we’ve seen this happen to and I’m so thankful he won’t be the last! Letting a child create gives those who struggle in other areas a place to shine.