I, like many others, thought learning was learning and art was there as a benefit—an enrichment. As an artist myself, I had always enjoyed participating in art class alongside my other studies. But, I now realize I had grossly underestimated the power and value of art as it relates to education.
We all have two sides of the brain and while linear test score intelligence lies in the left, real genius is when we use both sides of the brain in tandem. Here are some things you can do to get your left brain linear thinkers to open up the right side of themselves.
It was third grade when I first heard my daughter described as “one of them”, one of those “creative types”. Being a creative type myself, I was confused by the sound of disdain in the teacher’s voice when describing her. I wondered, “What’s wrong with my daughter? What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with us creative types?”