Getting good grades is important for kids, parents and educators. Young Rembrandts programs increase a child’s academic performance by supplementing & improving on many of their core learning skills. Visual literacy is a major component of this – the ability to interpret, negotiate and make meaning from information presented visually or from a picture.
Art, specifically drawing, is a form of controlled communication and can be especially beneficial to a child with an autism spectrum disorder. For children that have difficulty with receptive language or sharing themselves verbally, drawing provides them a unique outlet.
Young Rembrandts wanted to offer something more in depth in the summer when there is more time to spend in the classroom. So they developed workshop curriculum that includes pastel drawing.
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.