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Language Development: For very young children, making art—or just talking about it—provides opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes and actions. By elementary school, students can use descriptive words to discuss their own creations or to talk about what feelings are elicited when they see different styles of artwork. Decision Making: According to a report by Americans for the Arts, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life. Visual Learning: Drawing, sculpting with clay and threading beads on a string all develop visual-spatial skills, which are more important than ever. Even toddlers know how to operate a smart phone or tablet, which means that even before they can read, kids are taking in visual information.
This information consists of cues that we get from pictures or three-dimensional objects from digital media, books and television. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University. Children need to know more about the world than just what they can learn through text and numbers. Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it. Inventiveness: When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives. Art is a way to encourage the process and the experience of thinking and making things better! Cultural Awareness: As we live in an increasingly diverse society, the images of different groups in the media may also present mixed messages.