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The Importance of Art in Education
Lisa D’Angelo
The Education Hierarchy

 Math/ Science

 Language

 Humanities

 Art

Why?
Not Only Visual Arts…
Why is art in education important?

 Children have remarkable creative capacities

 Creativity leads to innovation

 Se...
How is this impacting K-12 education?



We are not educating students whole beings
 Creativity?

 Innovation?

 Expres...
What can be learned from the arts?

 Form and Content cannot be separated

 Everything interacts ex: color

 Details ma...
Color

 What a color looks like depends upon what colors are
  around it…



     color          color          color
Squares
What is being done?

 Community involvement
Possible Future Directions

 Art integrated curriculum

 Raising arts education up to the standards of a ―core
  class‖
Conclusion

 We need to rethink our views of intelligence

 Funding

 Staffing
―All children are artists. The
problem is how to remain an
artist once he grows up.‖

Pablo Picasso
References

Images:

Name: colored_pencils.jpg

Author: nojhan

URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nojhan/3391210345/




N...
References cont.

Name: girl_playing_piano.jpg

Author: Tranuf

URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranuf/304461961/




Na...
References cont.

Name: children_dancing.jpg

Author: Oude School

URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oudeschool/414726015/...
References cont.

The Kennedy Center. A Place For Art [A Report on the Status of DCPS Elementary Arts
    Programs] DCPS—K...
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Importance Of Art

  1. 1. The Importance of Art in Education Lisa D’Angelo
  2. 2. The Education Hierarchy  Math/ Science  Language  Humanities  Art Why?
  3. 3. Not Only Visual Arts…
  4. 4. Why is art in education important?  Children have remarkable creative capacities  Creativity leads to innovation  Self Expression  Creates responsibility  Develop self esteem  Become involved with curiosity
  5. 5. How is this impacting K-12 education? We are not educating students whole beings  Creativity?  Innovation?  Expression?
  6. 6. What can be learned from the arts?  Form and Content cannot be separated  Everything interacts ex: color  Details matter ex: squares
  7. 7. Color  What a color looks like depends upon what colors are around it… color color color
  8. 8. Squares
  9. 9. What is being done?  Community involvement
  10. 10. Possible Future Directions  Art integrated curriculum  Raising arts education up to the standards of a ―core class‖
  11. 11. Conclusion  We need to rethink our views of intelligence  Funding  Staffing
  12. 12. ―All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.‖ Pablo Picasso
  13. 13. References Images: Name: colored_pencils.jpg Author: nojhan URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nojhan/3391210345/ Name: Picasso.jpg Author: teadrinker URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14945397@N00/2084669164/
  14. 14. References cont. Name: girl_playing_piano.jpg Author: Tranuf URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tranuf/304461961/ Name: children_on_stage.jpg Author: Kees van Mansom URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spijker/2688865439/
  15. 15. References cont. Name: children_dancing.jpg Author: Oude School URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oudeschool/414726015/ Name: girl.jpg Author: Joe Lencioni URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lencioni/1583386572/
  16. 16. References cont. The Kennedy Center. A Place For Art [A Report on the Status of DCPS Elementary Arts Programs] DCPS—Kennedy Center Arts Education Initiative Phase One Report, 2002–2003 Robinson, Ken. TED Ideas Worth Spreading. www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

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