Your kid may not yet know a Gauguin from a Cezanne (unless they’ve been binge-watching Little Einsteins), but they absolutely know Oliver Jeffers work — because you read it to them every night. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Belfast illustrator is behind The New York Times bestsellers like Once Upon An Alphabet, The Day The Crayons Quit, and its sequel, The Day The Crayons Came Home.
So, how does one get their child to go from scribbling with crayons to becoming a world-renowned artist … who scribbles with crayons? According to Jeffers, it’s a little bit of traditional technique, and a whole lot of embracing mistakes. Because there’s a difference between looking at a Jackson Pollack piece and saying “My kid could do that,” and being the parents of Jackson Pollack.
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