We have long been proponents of keeping, and indeed expanding Art in the curriculum of our Nations schools.
Art can be a great equalizer for students by letting them participate in an activity on a level playing field with all of their fellow students. Because it’s subjective, there’s no right or wrong- no good or bad. Students are able to explore their creative side unencumbered by the fear of failure.
In addition to the “get your hands dirty with it” side of Art, educators can easily weave Art into other elements of a curriculum like History, Social Studies, and yes – even Math and Science!
If we look at the Cultures that have sustained over the Centuries, they all share at least one common denominator- their appreciation for Art. Indeed, in most of these Cultures, owning original Art and treating it as something of real value, is as much a part of life as food or music. And it’s not something reserved only for the wealthy. Owning it is not just for status – the desire comes from within, and that seed is planted in the earliest years of one’s life.read More
We’d like to share a great article from 2013 that explores the value of exposing kids to Art “early and often”. It’s titled “Art Makes You Smart” and it has some fascinating insights. Read More »
Be Original – Buy Original!
Paul & Patrice Martterer