Art allows for a unique creative experience that can be created by one person or by a number of students working together toward a goal.
Children can make the most of their strengths and abilities when creating a unique and original artwork. This also instills confidence which extends beyond the classroom and into the world.
Art is a subject that does not need words. It is visual and is able to express ideas and emotions to all through the language of humanity. No matter what background a person comes from, art brings everyone to a common ground.
Art is a visual expression and release for those that cannot put things into words. It allows the inhibited soul to come out visually.
Studies have shown and have been documented that the inclusion of Art into a school’s curriculum is extremely beneficial for a well rounded education. The physical and cognitive skills acquired in Art classes extend into other subjects and aspects of life. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill.
Art gives a student a problem they must solve creatively and visually. This requires thought, physical execution of skills and reflection.
Art allows every student regardless of any kind of background or disabilities the opportunity for creativity and success.
By Kyle Whary
Art develops both independence and
Art makes it possible to use personal strengths
in meaningful ways
It is a language that all people speak
Cuts across racial, cultural, social, educational,
and economic barriers
Enhances cultural appreciation and awareness
Art provides opportunities for self-expression
Brings the inner world into the outer world of
Art improves academic achievement --
enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills,
critical and creative thinking.
Art in the classroom exercises and develops
higher order thinking skills including analysis,
synthesis, evaluation, and "problem-finding."
Art provides the means for every student to
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Smith, Fran. “Why Arts Education is Crucial and Who’s Doing It Best”. 2009