Benefit for pupils
Being able to think on their feet, approach tasks from different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ will distinguish your child from others and form a pattern of behaviour that will provide lifelong benefits.
By making, exhibiting, and even selling their artwork, children and young people can develop a strong belief in themselves and confidence in their choices.
3. Problem Solving
All the practice problem solving in creative pursuits develops children’s skills in reasoning and understanding. This will help develop important problem-solving skills necessary for success in any career.
4. Perseverance & Dedication
In an increasingly competitive world, where people are being asked to continually develop new skills, perseverance and dedication are essential to achieving success. Through regular creative practice, children learn how to work through problems and set backs to create something special.
Recent research has shown that participation in the arts improves children’s abilities to concentrate and focus in other aspects of their lives.
6. Non-Verbal Communication
By learning to express themselves through visual arts, children will learn how to convey ideas and thoughts in a visual language that will enhance their ability to interact with friends and co-workers as they grow up.
7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
Children learn that feedback is part of learning and it is not something to be offended by or to be taken personally. It is something helpful.8. Collaboration Through the arts, children practice working together, sharing responsibility, and compromising with others to accomplish a common goal.
Because mistakes are a regular part of the process of learning in the arts, children begin to see that mistakes happen. We acknowledge them, learn from them, and move on.