Children tend to have an overactive imagination. They see things that aren’t there, and can imagine things that most of us cannot hope to recreate. It’s because unlike us, children are not disillusioned by the tragedies of the world yet, and to them, the world is nothing but infinite possibilities. So that’s why their creations, especially in art form, are so different and unique.
They are, however, limited by their own capability to create wondrous works of art, so that’s where this project started. Taking monsters children created by scribbling with crayons on a piece of paper, they brought them to life using their own expertise and talent in a collective venture known as “The Monster Project”. With talented artists coming from all over, it’s exceptionally interesting.
Source: The Monster Project
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What is the Monster Project?
The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential.
How do we do that?
We simply invite Elementary students to draw monsters. Once their creations have taken shape, we bring them to life in our own artistic styles. Then, when we deliver these new interpretations back to the students in person, we are able to demonstrate new art techniques within their original creative context. They are able to see what their idea sparked in others.
#7 KC Monster
#8 Creepy clown
Why do we do that?
With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don’t have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That’s a monstrous trend we would like to destroy. As artists ourselves, we understand how important that initial creative exposure is and how it can truly alter the shape of a child’s future.
#9 House hat
#11 Ice cream
#12 Angels and demons
#13 Bonky and Pink Devil
By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, we hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds. Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share. And, while we’re at it, we want to introduce to them the notion of art as a legitimate career path.
#14 Pop star
#18 Riding bee
What did you think? I, personally, adore these. Tell us in the comments!