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How old should a child be to start learning art?

Or for that matter, any of us, but does not know how and where to begin!

As a mother I found that any age is great to begin creating art! My son started drawing using a pencil, pen or anything that can draw as he was turning 3! I have a great collection of his artworks, he mostly tried drawing figures that looked like soldiers, then he began adding weapons and vehicles and soon more people!! He enjoys even today at 13 years!...Presently he likes creating new characters and skins( like the ones we see on the pc games) and they look great!

The complexity of the artworks will vary according to age groups of the children. But the little character composed  by drawing a small circle with eyes and a smile, a bit of hair sticking out of the head and extra long legs and hands, can be as much of an accomplishment equal to a fine art portrait of an adult artist!

So it starts at home and once the child starts going to school and shows keen interest in learning to draw and paint, he / she can try learning from an art teacher. Expert guidance could enhance the child's creativity and understanding of various techniques and methods. With practice and whole lot of exploring the children would be able to create works all by themselves!

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