My First Experience With Art Essay

2362 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
Throughout my life, the arts as an occupation have shaped my interests and decisions. My first experience with art was when I began learning to draw as a toddler. Both my mother and grandmother helped me explore it by providing me with crayons and markers. At first, my grandmother would primarily guide me, but I had more skill with my left hand (like my southpaw mother). When I was a bit older, around 4, my mother would read simple stories with me at night, often with dogs in them. This probably contributed to my future fascination with animals even though I never ended up with a pet. My interest in the performing arts started with singing to The Ramones in my mom’s red sedan. Since I was so young, I hardly remember this time, but my mother recalled me grinning and giggling. However, I was not formally involved in the performing arts as an occupation until elementary school. Elementary school began to introduce a social context to my favorite artistic occupations. I took an after school ballet class when I was 5, but did not continue it. Instead, I decided to join an after school class on animals with a friend of mine. This served as an inspiration for both my drawings and reading. I would often borrow how-to-draw books on dogs, until I felt comfortable enough to study photos instead. Some of my favorite books were stories that involved anthropomorphized animals or fact books from the American Kennel Club. I never had a dog myself, but enjoyed spending time with friends’…

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