A child’s education cannot rely on reading and math alone. A wide range of educational opportunities need to be made available to a child to allow them to explore their talents and interests, whether it be through arts programs, athletics programs, or other activities outside of subjects on standardized tests. Not every student wants to be an engineer or scientist and those children should not be denied opportunities in their education. Creativity in the classroom plays a big role in how children involve themselves in their studies, social lives, and home lives. It is an important part of education and should be valued more. Many people believe that the arts are a waste of time and aren’t going to land you a stable job in the future. What they don’t realize is that having knowledge in different arts, benefits students in different parts of their lives. Including in the classroom where they learn math and science. Not only does having knowledge in the arts stimulate and develop the imagination and critical thinking, but it also refines cognitive and creative skills. Whilst other students might solve a problem based solely on logic, students with a knowledge in the arts can look at that same problem both logistically, and creatively providing them with more insight on the problem. Arts knowledge also has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child, and has proven to help level the learning field across socio-economic boundaries. It strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adds to overall academic achievement and school success. When a student is involved in artistic thinking, it truly teaches them life skills, such as developing an informed perception, articulating a vision, learning to solve problems, and make decisions. Not only this, but it also aids in building self-confidence and self-discipline, developing the ability to imagine what might be, and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish. Being in any type of arts program, whether it’s acting, or dancing, film, or general art, self-confidence and self-discipline are strongly provided. With open arms, art programs accept any student that might be having a hard time in school, or at home, and gives them something to be proud of. Whether it be a painting they painted or performing in the school play, being in an art program lets you use your passion and soul to make or do something that you are proud of. By painting, training, or practicing hard, the student achieves their goal using self-discipline for in the arts, you can only be as good as you yourself try. Art programs throughout the world give any students the right to speak what is on their minds and in their hearts and to not be judged, but praised for it. Creativity, soul, heart, passion, hard-work are just some examples of what the arts can give back to you. Having art programs in schools is essential. A very intelligent man named Ken Robinson made a delightful speech regarding art programs in schools on the website TED.com. Besides being British and hilarious, he makes substantial points and tells such wonderful funny stories! An influential quote from his speech is "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you're not going to come up with anything original." This is quite a true statement. He isn't saying that being creative necessarily means that you are wrong. He is just saying that when being creative, you're willing to take the chance and not care about the results, your answer will be genuine and unique. One extraordinary point he makes in the speech is that as we grow older we are being "educated out of our creativity”. As we go through school we quickly learn that mistakes are terrible, and strive for perfection. Memorizing facts, knowing systems and orders, but what happened to the creativity we had as kids? One last point that he makes, might not be completely true, but is funny and did make some sense. “Public education is made for making…
Why the Arts are so Important
Before we can talk about why they are important, I think that we must also talk about what exactly are the “arts”. Arts can be described as dance, music, painting, ceramics, photography, theater etc. It is not just the traditional art that most people think of, such as painting, ceramics and drawing.
According to the article “Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who’s Doing it Best”, art education is important because it reaches us on so many levels. The article mentions…
What is the definition of art? Did you know there are eight different types of art? I will
give two definitions of art and go over the eight different types there are.
Definition of Art:
1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power (oxford…
A school is a place where people go to learn. In a school, one or more teachers or professors help pupils or students with learning. Today, most countries require that children go to school for a number of years, so that they can learn some of what they need later in life, such as reading, writing, and some basic math. However children with mental issues that are too much for the school to handle are not required to attend. These children must be given other ways to receive required schooling. Colleges…
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work was notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color. Van Gogh was far reaching influence on the 20th century art. He had a painful and anxiety lift that made him paint the way he pained. Van Gogh was born on March 30, 183 and died on July 29, 1890. He was born in Groot-Zundert, a village close to Bread in the provience of North Brabant in the south of the Netherlands.
Van Gogh was the oldest child…
In visual arts we use three main content areas. We use these areas in both practical studies and the critical and historical studies it is very important to become familiar with the language used in visual arts.
The language can be broken down into three main areas:
Art working/ practice
The frames are like the lenses in glasses. We use them to give different interpretive understandings to our investigations in visual arts, and both critical…
in Guangzhou China. I am majoring Art in my college, and I am here to write this letter for pursuing advanced art studies in the University of California. I believe those studies are indispensable for my future career development and will benefit me for my art studies.
I chose art as my intended major because I love art and beauty. Art is everywhere in my life. I studied art in my country. Art already became my favorite course and enjoyed spending time in the art studio and drawing was always the…
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In the mid-1960s Jack Earl was familiar European non-literal pottery through showbooks in the Toledo Museum of Art's library. A workmanship training and earthware production instructor at the exhibition hall, he was attracted by the painted porcelain dolls invented at Meissen era throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth hundreds. He appreciated their extravagant dream and charms, and was fascinated by their describing qualities. By the 1970s…
Purpose: to persuade the audience to openly express themselves through visual art, poetry, and music.
Thesis Statement: today we will persuade you to express yourself through a form of art such as: Visual art, Poetry, or Music.
I. Attention Getter: open with musical play, a poem, visual art
II. Relevancy Statement: people may think that they already express themselves through art by writing and visual art, but expressing it openly and frequently, may help you in a way
Out of the many fiber mediums currently in the Wexner art exhibit one of my favorites was one of the fiber weaves with multiple squares weaved into the piece. This piece was my favorite because it reminded me of the weaves I used to do in art class when I was in elementary school. Also, the piece contained various colors from greens, to blues, to violets, and to yellows. The various colors throughout made this piece very catching even from across the room even though it…
A. Describe the four areas of emphasis in art education: dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Dance is a physical form of art that can be taught to students. There are several advantages to learning dance: flexibility, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and even creative thinking. The center for Educator Development in Fine Arts states,” Dance involves a way of knowing that is intellectual and physical, intuitive and rational. When people create, perform or respond to dance, they engage…