Art is a very important part of the elementary school day.
Art helps students develop problem-solving skills.
Art helps with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.
Art boosts critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.
Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.
A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts (three hours a day on three days each week through one full year) are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, or to win an award for writing an essay or poem than children who do not participate.
A study of Missouri public schools in 2010 found that greater arts education led to fewer disciplinary infractions and higher attendance, graduation rates, and test scores.
You don't have to be an amazing artist to enjoy the benefits of Art Class. Check out the lessons Mrs. Wilkinson has provided on the right of the screen!