As a schoolgirl and throughout my life, before motherhood began, art has been something that I shyed away from. Scoring a 2/10 as a kid and flunking art exams in senior years made it abundantly clear that this was not my game. However life after being a mom was different and I obviously had to befriend art material. The first time I started doodling for my child, I feared what she would think of my drawing skills, but I was pleasantly surprised ’cause you can convince kids and make them believe in your drawings. So, I tried to draw something that looked like a dog and told my on-year old then ‘Doggy’ and the next time I drew the same thing she said ‘Doggy’. Suddenly, I had made art my friend.
We spent a lot of time experimenting with Camlin Wax Crayons and it made me feel nostalgic, since I had used the same brand in my childhood. Watercolours had also become fun and we had a blast immersing ourselves in art material, nearly becoming therapeutic.
To my surprise, my elder daughter really took to enjoying drawing and colouring and begged to join an art class. So, this is where our journey of learning with Camlin began. Watching her enjoy drawing and colouring has become therapy for me. We sit together and enjoy doodling and completeing her art homework. From understanding shapes to free hand drawing, learning has become a fun and colourful story for us. In fact, I have been in the lookout of art classes for myself to understand the magic of paints.
For the timebeing we have been focusing on 2 main art products Camlin Oil Pastels as well as Camlin Student Water Colour Tubes. The crayons help in creasing her grip over writing material as well as teach her to remain within the lines. While the watercolours I let her play with help her to get a hand on their usage and their magic.
For us, art time has become a sort of a bonding activity, now with my younger one joining the bandwagon as well. And obviously I have one more person to convince that my sketch is really a ‘Doggy’.