I'm supplementing my income- or lack there of- by giving private drawing lessons to a friend's daughter. She's 7 years old, and pretty bright. I have very little experience with kids but she tells me her school has no art classes whatsoever.
So we've had our first lesson and i started out with the basics of the color wheel. I made her some activities to teach her about complimentary colors. She picked it up pretty fast and told her dad she had fun.
But I'm wondering where I should go from here. My instinct is seven is too young to start digging into realism and real drawing techniques. She seems much more interested in drawing flowers and unicorns. So I figure, go for it! Right? Is it better to encourage her to draw what she likes and foster a real love for art?
Or should I focus more on actual techniques?