50 Inspirational Art Quotes for Children

50 Inspiring Art Quotes for Kids

Art is a great way to allow kids to explore themselves and let them push the boundaries of their imagination. It is important to find them a role model or someone they can look up to, which is why quotes from successful artists are important. They might ignite something in kids that sticks with them for the rest of their lives and they are able to become successful in whatever they do. Read our article to find quotes on children’s art and creativity that might inspire the artist inside them.

Creative Art Quotes for Children

Here is our list of art sayings for kids which will help inspire them and instil confidence!

  1. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” – Pablo Picasso
  2. “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist” – Oscar Wilde
  3. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
  4. “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso
  5. “What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.” – Eugene Delacroix
  6. “Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” – Pablo Picasso
  7. “Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.” – Edgar Degas
  8. “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton
  10. “I just feel that I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working.” – Louise Nevelson
  11. “Art must be life — it must belong to everybody.” – Marina Abramović
  12. “There is no must in art because art is free.” -Wassily Kandinsky
  13. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James McNeill Whistler
  14. “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. “What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld
  16. “As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight and the subject-matter has nothing to do with harmony of sound or of color.” – James Mcneill Whistler
  17. “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James McNeill Whistler
  18. “Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms.” – Roy Lichtenstein
  19. “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
  20. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” – Albert Einstein
  21. “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” – Francis Bacon
  22. “When I feel a little confused the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.” – Raoul Dufy
  23. “In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.” – Kai Greene
  24. “When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?”” – Howard Ikemoto
  25. “To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.” – Giorgio DeChiricogirl painting
  26. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” – Camille Pissarro
  27. “I do not want ART for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” –  William Morris
  28. “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get the work done. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you’re not going to make an awful lot of work.” – Chuck Close
  29. “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery. It wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo
  30. “I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.” – Bob Ross
  31. “The big artist…keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.” – Thomas Eakins
  32. “The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it” – David Hockney
  33. “Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.” – Gustav Klimt
  34. “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle
  35. “Drawing at its best is not what your eyes see but what our mind understands.” – Millard Sheets
  36. “Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.” – Auguste Rodin
  37. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” – Joan Miro
  38. “Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.” – Anselm Kiefer
  39. “The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel.” – Piet Mondrian
  40. “Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.” – Anais Nin
  41. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso
  42. “The Achilles heel of an artist lies in the hope that his art is good.” – Kapil Gupta
  43. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” – Degas
  44. “In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature.” – Henri de Toulouse Lautrec
  45. “Let me ask you something, what is not art?” – Unknown
  46. “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall
  47. “When I paint, I never think of selling. People fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.” – Edvard Munch
  48. “All these months I’ve been trying to find find a pattern. Trying not so much to draw hands as gestures. Not so much faces as the expressions of people.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  49. “Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.” – Francisco Goya
  50. “When I feel a little confused the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.” – Raoul Dufy

Kids are filled with joy and wonder. Their imagination is endless and it is important for parents and educators alike to be able to get the most out of them. With a little bit of direction and motivation, kids can achieve anything they want. Art is the perfect tool to help them channelise their energy and efforts towards something that can help build a lot of character. Quotes from famous artists always help inspire people as well as kids. We hope our article on quotes about kids and art helps your child!

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Aarohi Achwal holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in English Literature. While working as an intern for an English daily, she realised that she likes writing above anything else. The idea of being heard without having to speak appeals to her. She likes to write research-based articles that are informative and relevant. She has written articles on pregnancy, parenting, and relationships. And she would like to continue creating content on health and lifestyle.