Artist’s Dates With Your Kids
In her book, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron recommends artist dates with yourself. She writes, “An artist date is a block of time, . . . committed to nurturing your creative consciousness, your inner artist. . . a play date that you preplan . . . you do not take anyone on this artist date.” On her website she says, “The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic”– think mischief more than mastery.”
Last summer, I decided to adapt the solo artist date and create a family artist date—a playful time for creating, imagining, dreaming — together. Read “Planning For Your Summer’s Artists Dates” for all the details and links to the posts, many which were written by children’s authors.
Our Favorite Books About Art and Drawing
We use and read these books regularly.
SEE ALSO: 13 Picture Books about Great Artists
What books do you use to draw and learn about art?