The Importance Of Art Education

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Register to read the introduction… “For very young children, making art -- or just talking about it- provides opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes, and actions” (Lynch). It is vital for a child to learn the importance of art early in their life so that they can choose whether or not they will be dedicated to pursue a career involving art skills. Learning about these basic forms of art at an early age gives children more insight in preparation for their educational life. “Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development” (Lynch). Students involved in simple creative activities within their peers can affect their emotional status and gives a more comforting feeling being around others that have similar qualities of enjoyment. Art education is not something that should not exceed the budget of other schools that cannot afford it and instead be shared equally among all types of public schools. Art education is seems to benefit a young child dramatically, “The arts also contribute to the education of young children by helping them realize the breadth of human experience, see the different ways humans express sentiments and convey meaning, and develop subtle and complex forms of thinking” (Sousa) Although the arts are often thought of as separate subjects, like chemistry or algebra, they really are a collection of skills and thought processes that transcend all areas of human engagement. Art has its own form of educational value and students develop better interaction skills with their peers and the public. Being able to develop a bond with peers with their same interest’s help students open up and become less shy thus helping them build a more sophisticated way of thinking. Some students would say that they …show more content…
Funding for Visual and Performing Arts will benefit a student in that it helps students learn new skills in areas that are needed for a healthy lifestyle. Academic achievement is enhanced with those who participate in art educated activities. Students that have their mindset in art education are more prepared for real life opportunities in the future then those who are not. “If every school had a rich arts education, our systems would attain exceedingly different outcomes and be able to hold higher expectations for student achievement” (Nathan). Schools have a better chance in getting higher test scores if they are able to support and acknowledge the importance of Visual and Performing Arts classes. The arts provide opportunities to explore and interpret and react to a world that can seem cruel and distant and complicated. Parents should not control what their children should spend their time doing, but rather support them in whatever they choose to enjoy. Schools should fully fund art education because it is not a waste of money or time; art education helps children who are at risk of dropping out of school. For a student being able to express themselves freely gives a more positive learning environment and a chance to view ideas in a different perspective. Visual and Performing Arts is helpful in assistance to stimulate the minds of students; it helps growth of skill building, which is useful in school and in their

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