9 of 11
We teach kids to stay within the lines because we want to help them develop hand-eye coordination, and because we're all used to seeing Snow White look a certain way. But then we see the things they're drawing—the unthinkable combinations of colors, the scribbly snake-hair, the dragon-dog-cars that look like tangles of string, and it hits us. Coloring outside the lines is one of the most important skills any of us can learn. Hello, Jean-Michel Basquiat! Hello, Jackson Pollock! Hello, perfectly imperfect art makers everywhere!