My 15 Favorite Art Quotes for Children

Here are my favorite quotes about art for children. All of them can be a very good way to motivate and inspire our children’s creativity and love for art.

“Coloring outside the lines is a fine art”

Kim Nance

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

Pablo Picasso

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary”

Pablo Picasso

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?”

Pablo Picasso

“I dream my painting and then paint my dream”

Vincent Van Gogh

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”


“All art requires courage”

Anne Tucker

“Everything you can imagine is real”

Pablo Picasso

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist”

Oscar Wilde

“The important thing is to create”

Pablo Picasso

“The urge to draw must be quite deep within us, because children love to do it”

David Hockney

“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

“Art is the colors and textures of your imagination”

Meghan, Los Cerros Middle School, 1999

“Let me ask you something, what is not art?”

Author Unknown



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