Want to be an artist? All you need is a canvas and some paints. This is one of my favorite hobbies. When I finish my paintings, I try to include a quote to go along with the theme of the painting.

My love for painting had to come from something: One day, I went to a painting event with my best friend. This event was sponsored by our school’s Friends of the Arts committee, and we got a painting lesson from a local artist.

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Our first project was to paint our local pond, which seemed very hard at first. However, when the artist who helped us took us step-by-step while creating the painting, I started to gain a love for it. That night, I learned many cool techniques and strategies for painting on a canvas. After that night, I started my hobby.

When I paint pictures, sometimes I bring them into my classroom and we have a raffle to see who can keep the painting as their own. This is something that I really enjoy doing. So now what are you waiting for? A kid will never know he’s a talented artist unless he tries painting a story.