Philosophy

At the Children’s Art Factory we believe….

  • In the process vs the product
  • Creativity cannot be taught, it can only blossom. And it blossoms through play.
  • In the beautiful mess created by children with the time and agency to bask in the productive joy of their own making.
  • All children are Artists.
  • All children are gifted.
  • Discovering who you are is usually messy and loud but quiet and methodical are just fine too.
  •  Every child needs space and materials and the quieting of adult voices to make their own sense of the world.
  • True innovative ART never comes from pre-cut circles and step by step directions.
  • Children do not need to be bothered with learning all the names of every paint color. They just need to paint.
  • Children can create so much more than a painted hand-print.
  • The best way to keep a child safe is to keep a close eye AND give them the world with all its tiny bits and sharp edges.
  • Children deserve space to explore expected and unexpected art and materials before choosing one to master.
  • If you create an environment that fosters creativity, children will do the rest.
  • Germs can be beneficial
  • That children are great teachers.
  • Children have an aesthetic.
  • Children need at least one place where it’s the adults whose bodies aren’t quite the right size.
  • Children would rather tell people about their painting than have it proclaimed nice or good.
  • Children who are deeply engaged in play should not be bothered.