Art has an impact on every aspect of our children’s lives. When children are confident in their creativity they can then feel confident to share ideas and try new things. Look at the positive impact Young Rembrandts classes have had on this former student as he has grown in the arts.
art and learning
Why do we expect art technique to be intuitive? Can you imagine going to statistics class and having the professor say – explore? Look at these numbers. Read these new problems and give it a go. Try and figure out how to make numbers do that. No explanation. Not even a text book.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for our schools to integrate art into the curriculum. It can have such an impact on all facets of a child’s school experience. I found this great article from eSchool News on some great ways for schools to have a successful STEAM program.