Win a painting, help a child.
Post created Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Maite Benito Agahnia. 4 Comments »

My favorite Picasso quote…ok, ONE of my favorites is :

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. ~Picasso

Why not encourage and enable ALL children to express themselves through art?

I was a lucky kid. I grew up drawing, doodling, painting, creating. I believe that art should be a part of every kid’s life. It should be part of their school curriculum, it should be taught like science or math. They should be encouraged to express themselves and experiment with materials. I want every child to experience what I did.

I spent some time teaching art to preschool and elementary school children. They taught me as much as I taught them. I appreciated the freedom in which they approached it, the raw and uncorrupted ideas they transformed into their very own natural and original expression.

I believe in the value of these experiences. ArtReach San Diego brings these opportunities into the classroom. It provides children with hands on experiences in visual art.

art6[west] has donated 6 paintings to ArtReach in an effort to raise money for this cause close to our hearts.

Please take the time to downolad this PDF and enter to win. $20 dlls gives you the chance to own an original painting by art6[west] but more importantly, you will be giving children the gift of expressing themselves through art.

These are the 6 painting featured. You can enter to win one or all. Enter as many times as you’d like!

Elementary School, 8:06am
Photo Encaustic, 10” x 8”
Maite Benito Agahnia

Oil, 10” x 8”
Alison Haley Paul

Daddy’s Shirt Makes a
Good Smock, – Oil, 10” x 8”
Bronle Crosby

A Vase’s Vices
Mixed Media, 10” x 8”
Cree Scudder

Hot Diggity Dog
Oil, 12” x 9”
Brenda York

Les Métaphores
Enamel on Wood, 12” x 8”
Theresa Vandenberg Donche


About the author: Maite Benito Agahnia

Maite currently lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children. She is active in the Art Community in Southern California, and volunteers her time to help children and give back to the community.

4 Responses to "Win a painting, help a child."

  1. I totally agree…children should be exposed to the arts.

  2. I have been amazed at what children have taught me about art. talking once with an incredibly creative five year old, I asked her how she knew what to draw. she informed me–rather matter of factly–that she just started drawing and figured out what it was later. inspiration!

  3. Wow. I may lift this entire post and put it up. Be proud of your powers of expression, ma’am. You put it all beautifully. I think I will go buy a ticket or three! :-)

  4. Artist today considers painting as the fundamental art medium that should learn and appreciate.

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