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By Hayley Pearson


Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

As a lover of art and all things creative, I find this quote to be SO true! Art for me as an adult, has helped me through some pretty tough times. It’s a way of expressing myself and there’s something really magical about just letting yourself go and your imagination run wild.

Sometimes as adults, we don’t let ourselves do this enough.

1167338_10153754811639534_1729306316912308013_oArtwork by Mahlet, age 12


My parents started me at art classes when I was four because, believe it or not, I was a super-shy child and Mum wanted me to learn how to express myself and come out of my shell. I think it’s fair to say — I well and truly shed that shell, and I’ve remained an artist ever since! Well, at least think I am.

Little Picassos Children’s Art School started in 2003 by artist and leading Visual Art educator Janine Boyd. It’s absolutely amazing for little ones and their creativity.

Classes start at two and a half years of age, focusing on play, experimentation and fun, while also covering the education based concepts of line, shape and colour. It’s perfect preschool learning, getting them ready for reading and writing while creating beautiful artworks at the same time.


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As students reach school age, these concepts are further developed and self-expression encouraged not only through drawing and painting, but with clay, sculpture and construction techniques, printmaking, textiles and all art mediums. Stunning artworks, completed with quality materials, capture their original art forever.

There is nothing more pure and beautiful than a child’s artwork – especially if that child is yours!

So, do what my mum did for me — let your children’s creativity run wild and help them truly express themselves in the best way they know how.

Oh, and remember, every child is an artist – you might just need to remind them of that when they grow up.

Hayley xx

You can enrol HERE or book a Little Picassos birthday party HERE.

12418784_10153784197064534_8797017753628262555_oArtwork by Emma, aged 12

Featured Imaged: Artwork by Alina, aged 10

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Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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