During a conversation with Darien from Primary 1E on his response to the gallery tour conducted for his class, he blurted out that he had constructed an artwork similar to one of the P5ECAA exhibits. I asked if he would like to display his artwork in the gallery and it was a resounding, "Yes!". Then he said hesitantly that he had not painted it yet. Mmm... must an artwork be painted to be completed?
I always believe in seizing the moment when a child is ready to lead his own learning. I shared with Darien the preparation before he could display his artwork in the gallery - writing an artist statement and setting up the display himself. I waited about 2 weeks and Darien honoured his promise. So here's our Primary 1 artist, hard at work on a Wednesday afternoon :)
It is not true that only the talented ones and those who show great potential can be an artist. I believe every child can be an artist. Curiosity, confidence and the courage to express our unique voices will transform 'IMPOSSIBLE' to 'I AM POSSIBLE'. Way to go, Darien! Thank you for taking the first brave step, for yourself, and for the many more artists among you :)