Engaging in Art Activities with Your Teen

January 10, 2024

Engaging in art activities with your teen can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience that fosters creativity, communication, and bonding. Here's a glimpse of what doing art with your teen might look like:

  1. Collaborative Projects:Explore joint art projects that allow both you and your teen to contribute to a shared masterpiece. This could involve creating a mural, collage, or even a collaborative painting. Working together on a larger project encourages teamwork and shared creativity.
  2. Artistic Outings:Visit art galleries, museums, or attend art events together. Exposure to different artistic styles and mediums can inspire creativity and provide opportunities for meaningful discussions about art, culture, and personal expression.
  3. Expressive Journaling:Encourage your teen to keep an art journal where they can freely express thoughts, feelings, and ideas through drawings, sketches, or mixed media. Join in by sharing your own creative reflections, turning the activity into a shared practice of self-expression.
  4. Themed Workshops:Choose a theme or topic that interests both of you and engage in a themed art workshop. This could involve exploring a specific art technique, such as acrylic pouring or printmaking, or creating art that reflects shared interests, like a favorite book or movie.
  5. Open Dialogue:Use art as a catalyst for open communication. Ask your teen about their creative choices, the symbolism in their artwork, or the emotions they are expressing. This can create a safe space for them to share thoughts and feelings that might be challenging to express verbally.
  6. DIY Projects:Embark on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects together, such as making personalized crafts, home décor, or even experimenting with upcycling. The hands-on nature of these activities can be both fun and productive, allowing for shared creativity.
  7. Respect Individuality:Recognize and respect your teen's individual style and preferences. Avoid imposing your artistic ideas and instead encourage them to explore their own unique creative path. This approach fosters a sense of autonomy and self-discovery.
  8. Attend Art Classes:Enroll in art classes together, either in person or online. Whether it's pottery, painting, or sculpture, participating in a structured class can provide both of you with new skills and a shared learning experience.

Remember, the key is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment where both you and your teen feel free to express yourselves creatively. Through these shared artistic experiences, you can strengthen your bond while nurturing your teen's creativity and self-expression.

AND for you

Creative Guide for Introspection & Prioritizing Self

Hey. No need to wait till January to decide on the new you... Are you ready to feel more benefits after completing it?

At this time of the year, you may feel you will not be a priority. Get this creative guided journal today.

Why this guided journal… Because you're busy in this difficult world. Having time to also be a mom, SAHM, Worker, Caregiver, Daughter, Friend, Volunteer, etc., and making ourselves a priority is a challenge.

In a world where everyone is looking for a companion, go to this journal to rekindle the relationship with yourself to be your best advocate, your own best friend.

Conceptually we get the importance of prioritizing self-care and ourselves.. but do we.? Decide. if it is a priority. 

Download your journal today. ⬇️

Purchase here