Art is subjective. There's no doubt about it; where one person sees a giant squid, another sees the representation of the dichotomy in society based on wealth. But for children's artwork, it usually doesn’t matter - it's not very good, but everyone will pretend it is anyway. The important question is whether we should support them, regardless of how bad their art is, or if we should be more realistic with them?
One company thinks that supporting children through their artistic endevours does matter, so much, in fact, that they turn it into jewelry. We've included our top ten pieces that have been made so far, so take a look and see what you think. You won't believe how they make them!
When was the last time that you drew a picture and put it on the fridge?
Cultivate your inner child. "A great artist is a great man in a great child." Victor Hugo #NimbleQuotes— Donald Trump is a TERRORIST! (@Donald Trump is a TERRORIST!)1554288008.0
As we get older we gain an increasing number of inhibitions.
To have a childhood means to live a thousand lives before the one.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke— Children's Drawings (@Children's Drawings)1397869022.0
In fact, the great Pablo Picasso said it himself:"Every child is born an artist. The trick is to remain an artist." Children love to draw, they love making art, but as we get older, most of us forget that. Of course, Picasso is not someone who struggled with that.
Although some of Picasso's art looks like a child did it...
Is this a child's self-portrait?
Can you recognize the scene?
Some of Picasso's work is very much not done by a child.
Picasso revolutionized art forever.
This is clearly the kitchen....
Should we celebrate children's art?Unless it's someone that you're related to, you probably won't be a fan of the artwork. Even if you are related to the kiddo, you're most likely just biased if you think it's any good. Should we encourage kids to think that everything they do is great, even when it's not, or should we try to be honest with them?
Children are rubbish at everything.Okay, so that sounds harsh. But when children are born, they can't do anything for themselves; they're still growing and learning. This means that kids are pretty poor at most things. They can't walk or talk for a good while, and even when they do learn, they fall over and get words mixed up. So it goes without saying that they are poor at art too.
Should we be impressed when a child can draw a stick person?The thing is that, as Marjorie Ingell said, children's artwork "symbolizes a wad of cells becoming a sentient artist." Once you start thinking of it that way, everything children do seems pretty impressive! Everything they draw comes from their imagination and they're trying to replicate what they can see. From that point of view, that squiggle that they drew seems alright, actually.
Art is an important way for a child to develop.Art engages children who might not otherwise be interested in school. It allows them to be creative and see the world differently, which in turn encourages flexible thinking, and improves problem-solving skills. So why do we allow so many children to stop doing art? Why don't we celebrate them more?
Tasarim Takarim Studio will help you turn your child's artwork into jewelry.
Tasarım Takarım (@IWearDesign) turns children’s doodles into fine jewelry. I heart this concept..Totally doing this. https://t.co/osrhTXeu8F— mr.bee (@mr.bee)1470268470.0
It's a woman-led company.
Children's drawings are transformed into 3D timeless jewelry. By Tasarim Takarim https://t.co/kXqwNsnmAE— tibaldorodriguez (@tibaldorodriguez)1469815946.0
The principal behind the jewelry is fairly simple.
Tasarim Takarim is an #engraving artist from Turkey who believes that children’s art is the most important building… https://t.co/SQgv2z8yvv— Dextra (@Dextra)1484572155.0
The best bit about the jewelry is a bit of a surprise.
Once it was a #doodle, then this duo transformed it into a piece of #jewelry. This is Tasarim Takarim's magic!… https://t.co/1BC9vkBoUk— Valentina Chirico (@Valentina Chirico)1474450338.0