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Creative Connections Strengthen Schools

ImageThere is no secret about it: art makes for an exciting learning environment. Art projects are the first introduction to education for young children. Now, with advancements in art education and the creativity of culture, schools are finding additional benefits to these activities. Art serves as a connector that unifies students and strengthens schools.

Even though art programs have been cut in recent years, teachers and administrators are using classrooms as catalysts for creativity. One example of this is how teachers use hands-on projects to promote learning traditional subject matters. In addition, entire schools are coming together to celebrate the artwork of these non-traditional settings.

As a result, art is becoming the ultimate educator. Even without art classes and proper funding, faculties are using creativity to excite students and promote learning.

Teachers Take Charge of Creativity in the Classroom

More than ever, teachers are picking up the slack for consequences of limited funding. Many educators can be found encouraging students to showcase creativity in the classroom. Using art to inform students about other subject areas is proving to be effective and productive. In the end, students learn in memorable ways and create something they are proud to show off. They are expressing their education, making classroom walls the new chalkboards.

Schools Connect Students in Creative Ways

Administrators are encouraging teachers to make art a part of learning. They are celebrating this by coming up with creative ways to showcase art in every classroom. Some are using murals to display art from all students. This encourages community involvement; different age groups learn to appreciate the artwork of other students, both younger and older. More so, collecting all artwork allows students and teachers to feel invested in schoolwide projects. Likewise, it provides a great backdrop for the learning environment.

Art is a powerful tool for education. It can enhance the atmosphere of learning in any school. When teachers and administrators partner together, they can overcome obstacles of inadequate funding that impacts art education. This unifies a school and inspires student communities.

Read more Segmation blog posts about Art Education:

How to Encourage Creativity in Children

Inspiring Digital Art

Reviving Art as the Heart of Education

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How to Encourage Creativity in Children

Many artists relish the act of making art because it is reminiscent of the creative freedom they had as children, when they were unburdened by artistic “rules” or the opinions of others. Children are naturally creative, eager to explore the world around them and express what they discover in their own unique way.

Over time, however, the creativity of children often becomes stifled for a number of reasons. In this blog post we’ll examine ways to foster a healthy sense of creativity in children, whether at home or in the classroom. By encouraging children to explore and develop their innate creative abilities, we can nurture them towards a more well-rounded way of experiencing the world.

  • Start by setting aside a time and space for making art. Art supplies for children are inexpensive because children can find ways to express themselves by using almost anything. Supply your child with things like crayons, markers, poster paint, construction paper, and clay.
  • Instead of spending their free time in front of the TV or playing video games, encourage your children to paint, draw, or sculpt instead. These artistic activities will engage their minds and enhance their problem-solving skills.
  • If children start to worry that their art is not “good enough”, refocus their attention on the fun of the creative process. Art should not be about making the “best” painting. Making art should be enjoyed for the artistic process rather than the final product.
  • Allow your children to take their time when they make art and work at their own pace. This also helps to emphasize that the value of making art is in the process itself, rather than the end result.
  • To encourage the most creative freedom in your kids, teach them that there is no right or wrong when it comes to art – there is only individual expression. When you appreciate a child’s creations for its unique qualities, you validate the child’s point of view and increase his or her confidence.
  • Remember the words of Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka:

    “All children are inspired artists… every human being is endowed with genius at birth… the only question is why most of them lose this gift, or why it is withdrawn from them.”

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