I agree - although the core subjects are important, art should not be taken away from our schools. Like she said, her talent in art is what made her realize she was smart. Art is what motivates many students in their school work. Art allows you to show your uniqueness - students do not have to worry about doing it "right". Students are allowed to express themselves which is so important to show students in their adolescence that they can be their own unique selves!
I think his post has incredible truth that I wish every principle and superintendent could read before making a decision to cut an art program. The problem is that society has made art a subject separate from all the others, when in reality it should be involved in every subject. We need creative and artistic minds in every career field. Hopefully as teachers we can encourage the artists in our classrooms and provide them opportunities to grow.
The fact that that it is a huge possibility that art classes may not be available not only for my students but for my children is scary. Art is where you can express yourself. Math was and always will be my hardest subject, and I remember the escape I felt going to art class. It was where I could draw or paint anything I wanted and there wasn't a mathematical answer for what I was doing.
I completely agree with this post. In my opinion, art and music programs give students a release during the day. I know that as I was growing up, art was by far my favorite subject. I'm a creative individual and for me that was the best part of my day. Literature was always a hard subject for me but when a story was tied to art or music in some way it was so much easier for me to understand. Schools need the arts. There is no doubt about it. How many artists and musicians are gone from our future already because we have squelched their talents?
I agree with this article. So many teachers and schools put emphasis only on the core subjects, not art and music. The students gifted in those categories are simply overlooked and that is wrong. Teachers and administrators looking to cut art out of schools should read this article first.
What a tremendous essay on the value of the fine arts!!! The fine arts are the culmination of an education and should be an integral part of our schools. As an important "note," I have observed over the past ten years that our best musicians are most often our best students academically...Thank you for posting this link on the blog :)
I agree. i was not good at art, but I enjoyed the class because it gave a chance to create something. I always felt proud of my work. By removing art classes, some students miss out on the ability to create something unique to themselves.
I agree with this article. Art and music, for some students, is the opportunity for them to express themselves. It also gives those same students the opportunity to further their educations in college. In addition, art and music provide students with a break from the humdrum work the core subjects can bring
I completely agree with this article. Taking art out of our schools would do a lot more bad than good. Not only is art a fun way to provide students with a break and learn at the same time, it also helps to enhance their learning within the other core subjects such as science and math. Everyone has their particular areas of interest. Some are geniuses in math and physics, some are geniuses in art. It doesn't make them any less smart, and to take that away from them would take away their ability to express themselves.
I really like that art was used as a way to reach students and not just a side subject. We are always taught that each student will learn differently. Not everyone learns best through auditory means, art is a great way to incorporate kinesthetic and visual learning into the classroom. Whenever art programs are cut, students lose out on a large part of their education. I think re-evaluation of priority would show that art should not be the first cut in a school program.