To help children recognize the power of their own imaginations, The Monster Project has undertaken a passionate collection of artists who all hope to help children ‘pursue their creative potential’.
And they’re doing that by asking children to draw monsters.
Children are drawing them to have their creations brought to life in a range of artistic styles by professional artists.
Once the sketch has been brought to life, the results are then given back to the students in person, where they are then able to see how their own ideas influenced the artist’s imagination.
The Monster Project are encouraging kids to get creative because they feel many children aren’t given enough creative opportunities, and therefore aren’t able to explore in great depth their creative talents.
The project, started by a group of artists, hopes to help children recognise the ‘value of their ideas’ and to make them feel more excited about the potential held in their own minds.
On their website, The Monster Project wrote: ‘Creativity comes in many forms, and we hope to encourage their exploration of their own unique perceptions of the world we share.
‘And, while we’re at it, we want to introduce to them the notion of art as a legitimate career path.’
Here are some of the amazing drawing-to-life projects they have established so far.
We love this interpretation of a panda on a rainbow
The cutest monster you ever did see
This recreation is absolutely incredible
This one belongs in a Pixar movie
This is one cool frog-robot-on-fire monster
The newest addition to Robots
We’d love to hang with this monster
Inspired by Dr Seuss?
These monsters are the best of friends
The best monster there is – a cake monster!
If your child’s school would like to get involved in the project, you can apply to do so by filling out this form.