Updated: Feb 20, 2022
Here is what we’ve learned through experience about why arts integration is so important:
1.Working in the arts helps learners to develop creative problem-solving skills.
2.Teaching through the arts can present difficult concepts visually, making them more easy to understand.
3.Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
4.Visual arts teach learners about color, layout, perspective, and balance: all techniques that are necessary in presentations (visual, digital) of academic work.
5.Integrating art with other disciplines reaches students who might not otherwise be engaged in classwork.
6.Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.
7.The arts provide challenges for learners at all levels.
8. Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.
9. A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (one to three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
10.A study of Missouri public schools in 2010 found that greater arts education led to fewer disciplinary infractions and higher attendance, graduation rates, and test scores.
Art Mira Studio believes that art education is necessary to develop a healthy mind. We focus on nurturing children spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Contact us at 201-657-4999 or book art classes to learn more about our art program.