For today’s primary school student Art tends to fade into the background as Reading, Math, and Science dominate the school day. “Most school kids do art projects just once or twice a week, and thousands of elementary schools across the country are even eliminating art from the curriculum because of budget cuts,” says Eileen Prince, a longtime art specialist at the Sycamore School, in Indianapolis, and the author of Art Matters. “If your child relished painting, drawing, and crafts in preschool, she’s probably going to be disappointed by how little time she spends on them in elementary school.”
Here are a few facts about the benefits of Arts Education for Children
Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002
Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.
Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the “learning field” across socio-economic boundaries.
Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.
Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.
World of Enrichment specializes in project -based learning in a format that makes learning fun and experiential! Our Art classes for children and adults demonstrate that there can be multiple solutions to the same problem and encourages open-ended thinking that creates an environment of questions rather than answers. Your creativity will be nurtured and you will be inspired to learn more which builds self-esteem, increases motivation and fuels the imagination! Find out more about our Art Classes today!