Open ended encouragement for art in process…

Encouraging artists through the creative process can help young learners move forward. Here is a sampling of what to say to our young artists as they are creating. What do you see there?

What’s happening here?

That’s a creative way to use it…

Do you want to embellish it?

Those are just some possibilities to think about…

How are you doing?

What if you…

You have some nice relationships…

What do you like about it?

I see…

Maybe you could use…

Are you done?

I think that’s a brave step…

What if you…

Can you see his/hers – do you want to get up and look at it?

What do you like about it?

Ideas are good, but sometimes as artists we have to commit.

Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .