All those standardized tests students are forced to take limit their creativity, and a very talented boy named Joe Whale experienced that first hand.
Namely, Joe loves doodling and he’s extremely good at it. During lesson time when he wasn’t in the mood of listening to his teachers he would draw in his notebook and that put him in trouble numerous times. When his school teachers told Joe’s parents that he was obsessed with doodling, instead of telling him off, his mom and dad decided to help him become even better at what he loved doing so they sent him to an after-school art class.
Joe was given the chance to nurture his talent and promised to pay more attention during lesson time at school now that he found a place where he could express himself.
His art teacher, Kerry, was impressed with Joe’s incredible work. “I asked his parents for some of his work to assess his level and could not believe what I was looking at, we moved him into an older class straight away,” she told Metro Newspaper.
“His work is very exact and immaculate, it’s very balanced, he goes straight to ink and creates perfect work straight from the start, no practicing beforehand.”
Kerry decided to share photos of Joe’s work on Instagram and then something incredible happened. The owner of the local restaurant ‘Number 4’ contacted Kerry and asked if Joe wanted to decorate the restaurant dining room with his drawings.
Kerry called Joe’s parents and they were more than happy to accept the offer.
“Joe is a really talented little boy, he’s excelling at school, he’s a great footballer and cricketer, but drawing is definitely what he is most passionate about,” his proud dad told Metro.
“He was in school getting frustrated at the little amount of art he could do so he used to doodle on the table’s whiteboard in class and get into trouble for doodling.
“We’re so proud of everything he’s achieving, the fact that a completely independent business has asked our nine-year old son to do a professional piece of work for them is incredible.”
For more on this lovely story and a closer look at this boy’s art go to the video below.