Why art education?
Complete literacy includes the ability to understand, respond to, and talk about visual images. Art education stimulates language-spoken and written-about visual images. By teaching pupils to describe, analyze, and interpret visual images, we enhance their powers of verbal expression.
Art really teaches
All children need a variety of experiences to assist them in exploring their environment. Through art, children learn to value their own uniqueness and to appreciate the individuality of others. The teacher needs to choose art activities of variety, which will contribute to all aspects of a child's development.
Why students need art education
Benefits of arts education helps students with increased awareness of self (mind, body, and voice) and others (collaboration and empathy); improved clarity and creativity in communication of ideas; and fosters a deeper understanding of human behavior, motivation, diversity, culture, and history.
Ten lessons the arts teach
The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.