I just got back from teaching some little guys about Alexander Calder. We made stabiles and I had to share the wonderful things I overheard while they created their masterpieces.
A new student introduced himself by saying "My name is _____ and I really love art. I draw every day before breakfast!"
His buddy complained that coloring wasn't his favorite because he had trouble staying inside the lines. Well I had to jump on this.
Me: "You can color however you want. I hardly ever stay inside the lines myself."
Him: "Yeah. I had that feeling about you."
And my favorite for today: "This is great! It's like we're real artists already!"