Vincent believes the most important subject in the curriculum is art! One of his favourite artists is Pablo Picasso. Vincent passionately agrees with Picasso who said ‘every child is an artist’. Vincent really can't understand why schools teach any other subject – art is mathematical, historical, found all over the world and in every religious building. Even as long ago as the Romans, it was agreed that ‘art is a poem without words' (Horace).
Vincent just loves to create imaginative art masterpieces! Art has studied lots of different artistic techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printing and textiles! Vincent likes to explore these techniques using lots of different art materials – he just can’t decide whether he prefers pencil, paint, threads, charcoal or clay. Luckily, he has eight arms so he can experiment with these all at once!
Vincent tries his best: he doesn’t always create the perfect art work the first time – he remembers what the famous artist Henri Matisse told him: ‘creativity takes courage’. Vincent thinks about his work, learns from his first attempt and tries again and again until he is proud of his work.
Once Vincent has mastered a technique, he loves to show off what he has learned by creating wonderful works expressing his own thoughts, feelings and ideas! Vincent loves creating colour and pattern – colour mixing and experimenting with paint is his favourite hobby! Vincent thinks everyone should listen to the colours of their dreams. Vincent Van Gogh, another of Vincent’s favourite artists explained to him: ‘I dream my painting and then I paint my dream'.
Vincent is fascinated to visit galleries and museums to discover how other artists, craft makers and designers have created their masterpieces – he uses these visits to inspire his own work. Vincent wants to use his art skills in the future. He is not sure if he is going to be a graphic designer, illustrator of children’s books or a famous street artist.