After seeing the viral story about artist Mica Angela Hendricks allowing her four-year-old to collaborate on some drawings with her, I wanted to try it with our kids.
It was a very interesting experience, though it didn’t exactly turn out how I expected. My six-year-old had her own ideas and agenda about colouring things in and completing the pieces. At first I found this frustrating, but she used my own words to remind me that it didn’t matter how it turned out, it was about doing our own thing together.
This last one was my favourite from the first session. I drew the head, my son drew most of the rest of the picture (my daughter drew the two animals). My son is four, so he was the right age for doing his drawing and then taking off while I did most of the colouring in, using watercolour primarily.