Patience in Art Drawing

Malaysia
June 11, 2017 2:09am CST
That is what I told my 10 year old son whenever he had to attend Art lesson in school. He hates Art very much because he could not draw well except the Stickman drawings which he likes to draw on his text books pages. I told him that he needed to have PATIENCE in order to draw anything during ART lesson. It is the patience that gives you the calm and happy mood to draw something that you like or wish to draw. I had noticed that he is always erasing off the curvy lines or uneven sketches that drove him crazy, showing tantrums on and off. Until now, he does not understand how to calm himself before he starts drawing. Any advice to calm him down?
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@luispas (1779)
• Venezuela
11 Jun
I have to say that I love to draw. The activity itself calms me down haha but I have to say, if you want him to be focused, you should ask him to make the drawings he wants first. He need to understand that the practice makes the master, so if he wants to draw very well he will need to learn a lot, I know there are so many things that could be boring, but they are important :)
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• Malaysia
12 Jun
I agree with you that drawing makes the artist calm and focus, I do feel that way too
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@luispas (1779)
• Venezuela
12 Jun
@peachpurple Awesome, it really helps to distract our minds. I will never be tired of drawing. May I see some of your drawings one day?
@manasamanu (3756)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jun
Tell him to think of something nice that he likes and tell him to start drawing lines and shapes first then he can go to the big ones.
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• Malaysia
12 Jun
he loves to draw stick men but the art teacher wants him to draw scenery such as the village, buildings and humans. He cannot even draw a decent house. so, I allow to draw stickmen in his art homework but he got a C for that
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• Bangalore, India
12 Jun
@peachpurple That's bad every child has a talent of its own, I am sure he too has a hidden talent. He just needs to find it.
@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
11 Jun
I don't know if it comes with age or not, but I actually bought my son a book on how to draw stick figures and he loved that book... and got quite good at it it too!
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• Malaysia
12 Jun
Good idea. Maybe i should find those art books that teach him to draw from basic. Thanks alot