It is really hard when kids miss one art class, a week of art, or a year of art. The magic gets lost. Even Picasso knew that. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso
We need to let them know how important staying creative is. Our ideas, imagination and skills weaken when the creative brain sits idle. The closer we get to "growing up", the more danger there is to losing the freshness of our creativity.