My Budding Artist

This is a picture that Gage drew in kindergarten just a couple of months ago.

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I’m not sure if that’s a horse on the left or who those “people” are supposed to be. Let’s just say that this is exactly the type of art I expected of my 6-year-old son who has never had patience for coloring or shown an interest in drawing. It didn’t bother me that all of his pictures needed captions.


But after just four classes at Art with Larisse, we no longer need him to explain what his pictures are about…

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Can you believe that these were drawn by the same 6-year-old boy? I was surprised when he said he wanted to take summer art lessons with his sister and even more surprised when I saw how quickly he began to create beautiful pictures.

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Gage is so thrilled and proud. We always though of Mallory as our little artist, but now we have two thanks in large part to Art with Larisse!


When I dropped the kids off last week I was admiring the window filled with the blue ribbons won by Larisse’s students at this year’s fair. They’re being honored with an ice cream social next weekend, and you’re invited to go and learn more about how Larisse can help develop a love of art in your child. To attend simply RSVP here. 

Ice Cream Social 2014 Flyer


If you would like to see the difference four classes can make in your child’s drawing, comment below with why art is good for kids. One lucky mom’s guide reader will be selected to enjoy four classes at one of Lariesse’s art studios

Art with Larisse offers classes for children and adults ages 5 and up. There are three studios to choose from located in La Mesa, Santee and Kearny Mesa. Art with Larisse also offers camps and birthday parties. For more information visit

20 thoughts on “My Budding Artist

  1. Moms Guide says:

    Congrats to Alia Snyder! You are our winner. Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize. 🙂

  2. Delissa Luansing Collins says:

    My daughter uses art to express love, friendship and every emotion imaginable.

  3. Virginia says:

    My daughter loves to draw and be creative and would love this class.

  4. Ioana says:

    Art develops kids’ imaginations, their story telling skills. I also teaches them about geometry and they don’t even know it.

  5. Megan says:

    It’s so sad how much art has left the public schools these days. Art allows children to express the world around from their perspective and work through their emotions. My daughter would love these classes!

  6. Laura says:

    I would love to win these classes for my daughter Megan.

  7. Elisa says:

    Art allows children tondevelopmcreatovity and learn to relate to others through beautiful creations.
    We would love to win this!

  8. Ruth McCallister says:

    I would love to win these classes for my daughter she loves Art:)

  9. Jody says:

    Art is a great way for children to express themselves and build their confidence. My daughter is always creating something. I love it!

  10. Alia Snyder says:

    Art is a great way for children to use their imagination and express themselves. And every drawing is different, which I love.

  11. Marylou scott says:

    art is good for expression of thoughts and feelings

  12. Amy Fernandez says:

    Art is fantastic for kids. It allows them an avenue to tell their own stories and share their emotions. Plus it is fun!

  13. Stacey says:

    Art is a way to express feelings, tell stories, foster decision-making skills, develop sensory skills, solve problems, see things in a different way/from a different perspective and it is FUN! Best of all, there is no right or wrong!

  14. Autumn Jojola says:

    My daughter loves to draw and I really feel that jt helps her express her feelings in a safe way. She shares her drawings with us and we immediately know how shes feeling.

  15. Carrie says:

    It has been such healing thing for my daughter after the loss of our beloved dog.

  16. Cara Hinchman says:

    Art is such a great way for kids to express their feelings!

  17. Joelle Schwartz says:

    Art allows them to express themselves, helps brain development, and is so therapeutic! I was very into arts and crafts growing up and hope to pass on that same love to my children!

  18. Brandi Smith says:

    I really need to get the kids back into art classes.

  19. Suzette Delcamp says:

    Art is such a wonderful way to “escape”! My 9yr old daughter can have a rough day at school and after
    an hour at home with her art set she is calmer and happier. Everyone needs a creative outlet.

  20. Geoconda Nocon says:

    My little girl has been making her art and plastering them with her creations since she was toddler. I would love to have her try out art classes and delve deeper into something that makes her smile do much.

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