Questions that alway arise are what level should my child start at? How young it too young and when do they advance? While there are no easy answers, having taught children over the years we've developed a very adaptable curriculum for all ages.
First, you are never too young and never too old for art. Toddlers can begin at any age with parental guidance. Many seniors have never put a pencil to paper, yet they have time to develop their skills. The first step is always the hardest and our best recommendation is to take your time, don't rush and pressure yourself. Have fun with creating and let your skills grow organically.
With I Create Art Kits we have stayed aways from creating age oriented boxes. Our instructions include ways to adapt the lesson for various ages. This helps a parent by allowing them to purchase only 1 kit rather than 2 or 3 if they have different aged siblings. We also recommend and encourage parents to sit & their child through the lesson. This is especially true for younger ages. You may think a 7 or 8 year old can do it alone, but they still need direction. Our instructions are clear but a child might not understand certain nuances that a parent can help with.
Our curriculum is also designed around educating the student, not only artistically, but about the subject matter. Studies have shown that retention rates are higher when teaching art & subject matter together.
So, you are never too young or old for art. Don't rush, take your time, Remember you had to crawl before you walked and before you crawled, you spent time in the cradle thinking how to get it. It's an organic process and you will know when your child is ready for the next step. Let us know what you think!