What benefits do the child get from learning Art?

As graduation requirements are becoming more stringent, 'Art' as a subject may be a natural choice for schools to ‘leave out’ in order to encourage children to spend more time studying academic subjects. It may seem the most convenient  and easy ‘ fix’ to the situation, but if we were to examine closely the skills that children learn in art class,  the process they acquired are not just pleasurable or handy, but are in fact necessary in shaping their skills sets needed in any future profession. The creative thinking skills that art promotes are increasingly vital to a vibrant society; the work of tomorrow will require people to come up with innovative solutions.

 

Creating a work of art involves choice, decision making, re-evaluating options, openness to alternatives, and forging important cognitive connections.  It encourages children to think outside the box, to consider the possibility of there being more than one answer to a given problem and to take risks; gaining knowledge and experiences that serve as springboards to their imaginations.

 

Even the ‘youngest’ children can become a decision maker when they begin to draw. With questions like, "What color should I use?” to "What do I want to draw in the background?”,  children are actually making choices after choices with more sophisticated decisions such as what composition, scale, detail, tone or texture to apply as they progress in their art lessons.
 

Global Art art lessons are structured to help children to enhance their imagination by offering them more ways to express themselves. Children can become more confident as their expressive skills improve, which will help them grow positively.

 

According to the National Parent Teacher Association, the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States, art education benefits society because studying the arts give students’ powerful tools for:

 
  • Understanding human experiences;  
  • Learning to adapt to and respect others’ ways of thinking;
  • Learning creative modes of problem-solving;
  • Understanding the cultural influences of the arts;
  • Making decisions in situations where there are no standard answers;
  • Analyzing nonverbal communication and
  • Communicating thoughts and feelings in a variety of modes
 

We at Global Art share the same view and our art  syllabus is systematically designed  to nurture children to become more creative and innovative. With this in mind we hope that parents and educators would appreciate and understand the role that art and creativity plays in the growing-up phase of children