Art [ahrt]; noun – the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Art stimulates our minds, and assists us in academic advancement. Disposing of the art programs in schools is outrageous because art is therapeutic, prepares students for the future, and builds community.
For a number of people, expressing themselves through art is a therapy session. It provides relief as they express emotions, ranging from painful or difficult experiences to joy and happiness, embodied in their art. It can provide a new sense of purpose, renew energy, and cause a greater appreciation of life and the beauty of the world around us. Art is very relaxing and satisfying. It can enable us to recognize ourselves and our true feelings, involving the mind and body and thought and feeling.
In addition, art prepares students for the future and many possible careers. Creative, open-minded people are highly desired in all career paths for their ability to think outside the box and bring forth new ideas. Art and creative education increases the future quality of the local and global community. Being creative is a life long skill and can be used when interacting with the material world through different tools and art mediums.
Art builds community. It reaches across racial stereotypes, religious barriers, and socio-economical levels and prejudices. Seeing