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Art Education

  1. 1. The Importance of Art Education Christina Waggoner
  2. 2. What does art provide? <ul><li>Creative self-exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful, in-depth, self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Visual interpretation of one’s environement </li></ul>
  3. 4. How can art affect k-12 students? <ul><li>Instills a sense of aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Develops perceptual capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a visual way of learning </li></ul>
  4. 5. Therapeutic Qualities of Self-Expression <ul><li>Helps people resolve conflict or problems </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces stress </li></ul><ul><li>Increases self-esteem and awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Helps achieve insight </li></ul>
  5. 6. Art and Motivation <ul><li>Successful at engaging and motivating students living in poverty/low-income households. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds confidence </li></ul>
  6. 7. Core Curriculum vs. Art <ul><li>Core Subjects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Funding <ul><li>More stress on core subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Poor economy = less funding </li></ul><ul><li>Less funding = less money for art </li></ul>
  8. 9. What would happen without art? <ul><li>Less opportunities for creative expression within education </li></ul><ul><li>Other venues of stimulating creativity </li></ul>
  9. 10. Dealing with funding <ul><li>National Endowment for the Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provides funding and grants for integrating arts into education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is help! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Why is art needed? <ul><li>Provides building blocks for creative expression </li></ul><ul><li>Theraputic qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Molds perception and views of the world. </li></ul>
  11. 12. References <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Egg, Digital DNA, City of Palo Alto, Art in Public Places, 9.01.05, California, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Author: wonderlane </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3200144082/ </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Lighted Aluminum Art Sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>Author: audreyjm529 </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreyjm529/2181638099/ </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Brushes 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Author: john_a_ward </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/spadgy/313250444/ </li></ul>
  12. 13. References <ul><li>Images Cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Blue and White Brush Strokes </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Shaire_productions </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaireproductions/3901311799/ </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Money 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Author: borman818 </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dborman2/3290560161/ </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Sad Hydrant 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Author: bitpicture </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlostracco/435561154/ </li></ul>
  13. 14. References <ul><li>Images Cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Floral Art </li></ul><ul><li>Author: aussiegall </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aussiegall/386371276/ </li></ul>
  14. 15. References <ul><li>Downey, Allison L. &quot;Fusing art and technology.(Visual Arts).&quot; Learning & Leading with Technology 36.6 (2009): 30+. Educator's Reference Complete . Web. 29 Oct. 2009. <http://0-find.galegroup.com.catalog.lib.cmich.edu/gtx/start.do?prodId=PROF&userGroupName=lom_cmichu>. </li></ul><ul><li>Smilan, Cathy. &quot;Building resiliency to childhood trauma through arts-based learning.(Report).&quot; Childhood Education 85.6 (2009): 380+. Educator's Reference Complete . Web. 30 Oct. 2009. <http://0-find.galegroup.com.catalog.lib.cmich.edu/gtx/start.do?prodId=PROF&userGroupName=lom_cmichu>. </li></ul><ul><li>American Art Therapy Association </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.arttherapy.org/aata-aboutus.html </li></ul><ul><li>National Endowment for the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>http://arts.endow.gov/grants/apply/Artsed.html </li></ul>

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