Saturday

THE ART OF THE CRAYON


THE CRAYON ARTIST BLOG 

Promoting The Art Of The Crayon for Creative and Independent Thinkers

I am typically known as Jeffrey Robert "The Crayon Artist" and began this new journey in crayon art forty years ago but did not realize what an impact it could have as a learning style for children.

Although it is only through the experience of the creative process that one can receive the full benefit of what this art concept has to offer, I believe that the visitor may be inspired and motivated to see how a seemingly limited art medium such as crayons can produce such amazing results.

The theme of my blog is about sharing the artwork, thoughts and techniques of my creative process and how the discovery of this new concept can affect the essential quality of our nature as creative beings.




Thursday

Something Magical Is Possible

FIRST GRADE CRAYON ART & NEW BOOK PREVIEW

Pablo Picasso once said: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." I think it’s all about the magic, it’s in my imagination and the fun of crayons inspires me to bring it out.

My new book "Something Magical Is Possible" is a project I am working on and is dedicated to my biggest fans, the kids. It’s set to contain a large collection of favorite art pieces I have created through the years as inspiration to what crayons are capable of.

In the early years of classroom visits in schools, I developed a concept of crayon art techniques that help children discover "how things work." Learning styles specialists know that encouraging their sensory and cognitive skills through the fun of coloring will also empower them to become better readers and writers. In terms of education in an age where art continues to diminish in public schools, only for less desirable forms of entertainment to flourish in its place, the future ultimately rests in the hands of the children. I think that my artwork represents a special landmark for children, that fine art can be created with a simple box of crayons that has been elevated to a distinguished level in fine art galleries, museums and national news media events.

I cannot think of anything more constructive, wholesome and creatively satisfying to the soul than a simple box of crayons.  The secret lies in strengthening the current of creative flow by empowering a child’s creative spirit. The Art Of The Crayon serves as a solid platform which is sophisticated enough to continue building upon for independent and creative thinking.

WHY KIDS LOVE LEARNING MY CRAYON SECRETS

Crayon Abstract Realism



JEFFREY ROBERT CRAYOLA ORIGINAL ART OF CHIEF JOSEPH & AMERICAN HORSE

My latest crayon original, AMERICAN HORSE, reminded me of another piece I created earlier in my career entitled, CHIEF JOSEPH, where I strived to create photo-realistic images using only a simple box of Crayola Crayons as my art medium. Although I have not moved away from realism with crayons, I've begun to explore the emotional power of the process that compels me to think farther outside the box.