Kids today are so into technology that they’ve forgotten how to pick up a pencil and be creative. That’s why Katie Johnson, a graphic designer and illustrator, decided to teach elementary school students about creativity. To do this, she asked them to create monster doodles that would later be reimagined by professional artists.
“Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share.”
This initiative, founded in 2010, became The Monster Project. Based out of Texas, the project encourages creativity and provides inspiration for artistic children everywhere. The Monster Project brings together elementary students and more than 120 professional artists; it helps children recognize the power of their own imaginations.
“With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don’t have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That’s a monstrous trend we would like to destroy.”
“By collaborating with the students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, we hope to help them recognize the value of their ideas; and make them feel excited about the potential of their own minds.”
Scary or adorable, these monster doodles show how much creative potential kids have in their brilliant little minds. Scroll down to see more of this inspiring project or visit their website to see how you can support a child.
If you liked these monster doodles, you should also check out this website that brings kids’ drawings to life in animated videos.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.