Seeing your artistic child blossom into an artistic teenager can be exciting! Who knows just what they can create with time and lots of practice? If you, like many parents, are keen on watching your teen thrive in creativity and become the best artist they can be growing up, then you must play your part to invest in their talent!
You may start by gifting your teen with the things they need as an artist. Better still, send them to an art class where they can sharpen their artistic skills and explore the world of art and creativity!
If you aren’t sure what items make the best gifts for your budding teenage artist, this post is written just for you! Read on to know what are the 5 best gifts you can get for your teenage artist:
Help your teenage artist get better at their craft by enrolling them in art classes at Artz Graine! At Artz Graine, we focus on self-exploration in our art classes, which encourages students to discover their uniqueness and capacity for self-expression. Because we firmly believe that everyone has a talent just waiting to be discovered, we are on a mission to inspire and empower everyone to realise their artistic potential and support the growth and evolution of the visual arts. Book a class with us here.
No artist’s kit is complete without a trusty sketchbook! Sketchbooks come in different sizes, and you can gift them with several different-sized ones for use according to their convenience. For instance, an A5-sized sketchbook is easier to carry around in their backpack and use whenever creativity hits, while an A4-sized sketchbook can be stashed at home whenever they have time to sit down and draw.
Next to a sketchbook, an artist also needs a trusty art supply in their kit! Depending on your teenage artist’s medium preference, their art supplies may consist of an acrylic paint set, paintbrush set, watercolour set, an artist palette, an easel or a set of coloured pencils.
Art comes in many different forms; perhaps your teen artist loves sketching and painting, or they aspire to become serious photographers. If your teen artist loves photography, you can gift her a simple and inexpensive digital camera for beginners for them to practice with. You can also gift them a Polaroid camera and commission them to shoot your next family event for practice!
Do you have an aspiring fashion designer for a teen? If so, encourage them to create their own Project Runway at home with a trusty sewing kit and some fabrics! Instead of shopping for clothes at the mall, take your teen to a textile shop where they can pick and choose their own fabrics. When they have gotten more skilful at sewing, perhaps you can also gift them a mini sewing machine as an incentive.
The first step to encouraging and assisting your child in developing their art is to invest in their passion and talent in arts and craft by sending them to relevant classes where they can brush up on their artistic skills.
Secondly, ensure that your kids are well-stocked with arts and crafts supplies and the materials they need to practice their preferred artwork. This will encourage your teen to come up with creative uses for their materials, and if they have any ideas or want to learn how to construct a certain item, they have the resources at home to do so.
All young artists are a work in progress! Never criticise their work; only ever respond positively to it. Displaying their work is a fantastic method to inspire them as well. Who knows? Your teen may just be the next Pablo Picasso of Singapore!