Jenna Templeton looks back on her much loved art set and shares her picks for little artists.
I still remember my first art kit, given to me by my parents when I was a child. It still goes down in my ‘little history’ as the best present ever. It was a bright purple art box kit with all different trays and compartments, filled with everything a little artist could need. Sets of crayons, coloured textas and pencils, rubber stamps, glitter glue and a blank art book to begin my masterpieces in…I was one very happy kid.
I’ll always be thankful for my parents supporting me in all my creative endeavours as a child and in my young adult years. Never one to be super great at the academic subjects at school, I always felt at home when creating. My art allowed me to express my ideas in so many different ways. It’s important to encourage children to get a little creative and to work with different art materials.
Here are 10 things for your mini artist:
Art Smock Penny Scallan / Art Workshops for Children by Herve Tullet Art Gallery of NSW / Bobo Choses Art College Tote Bag My Messy Room / Made of Sundays Good Vibes Vinyl Wall Quote My Messy Room / Matisse’s Garden
By Samantha Friedman + Cristina Amodeo Australian Art Books / Bobo Choses Matisse Flared Skirt Leo & Bella / Edx Education Art Supplies No Spill Paint Pots Limetree Kids / HB Pencil Lamp Michael & George / Jasart Children’s Easel Eckersleys / Triangle Crayon Set The Woodsfolk