Why we teach Art...

In these complex and rapidly changing times, the arts are critical to a complete education for all children. Incorporating arts education into our schools is an essential factor in addressing learning styles today. The benefits for our children include better problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, and a cooperative learning environment.

Art provides the perfect link to all other courses of study.

Art also stands alone as a critical component in education which provides lessons that cannot be taught in any other classroom.

The arts are much more than just “extra” activities for kids. Participation in the arts opens up children’s minds and offers them the skills they need for a bright future.

Art activities provide a studio experience for students, giving them occasion to express thoughts and ideas.

Art provides the opportunity to organize, plan, problem-solve, reason, create and explore.

The development of technical skills through the use of multiple materials and tools is a life-long benefit.

The process of art making becomes an added asset that develops conceptual problem solving and self-expression.

Enhancing the opportunity for developing student creativity in acquiring aesthetic judgment occurs in art room environments.

Art broadens the understanding of cultures from all over the world. This expands the knowledge of civilizations past and present and helps develop an appreciation of skills and talents brought to our communities from all corners of the world.