The Teacher is Art

I have always believed art education is not only desirable, but crucial to the development of our human and spiritual sensibilities. Art, whether it be painting or performance fosters our innate sense of harmony, calls up the beauty in our soul so we can translate it visibly or audibly. This applies to our creation of an art and to our response to various artful media. Art teaches perspective, proportion, sharing, discipline, tradition. It encourages curiosity and brings joy. It allows imagination and communication to be explored and expressed. Artists good at their craft acknowledge they have learned from and built upon those before them. So we also have cultural and historical understanding. Problem solving and thinking skills are developed and strengthened. Art sets a foundation for the technological literacy necessary today as never before. I could go on and on, but you get the idea…and probably have some of your own.Image

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