Tell me about your drawing: what is happening here?
Emma: We painted our Daddy’s surfboard. We sprayed paint on it. I drew my dad, my sister and me, and other stuff.
Amanda: I painted a treehouse to decorate the surfboard. I drew papi and me, and a rainbow, and the place where papi was born: Caracas.
Why did you draw this?
Emma: I also drew a rainbow, because it’s my favorite color. Rainbow is my favorite color. We wanted to make the surfboard pretty because it was all grey and it needed some color.
Amanda: I painted a treehouse because I wanted to. I also sprayed red on the surfboard because it’s my dad’s favorite color.
What do you like to draw the most?
Emma: Good question. Because you can draw anything that you imagine. Sometimes I do it to remember something I saw somewhere, others just because I’m bored.
Amanda: Because I like Unicorns, and because sometimes I’m bored and I like to draw. I just like it.
What is your favorite color?
Emma: It’s colorful, very colorful.
Amanda: Because it’s in the rainbow.
What’s more fun: drawing or painting?
Emma: Because with painting you have to color in and it takes a long time to do that. That’s the only reason.
Amanda: Because of color.
What is art?
Emma: It’s something beautiful.
What do you need to be an artist?
Emma: Color, paper, and an imagination.
Amanda: Wanting to be one.
Are you an artist? Why?
Emma: No, because I don’t like art classes in school.
Amanda: Yes, because I like to draw.
Emma Stolk, age 8.
Amanda Stolk, age 4