Why Make Art?
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
The Importance of Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity
Art is the expression of human creative skills and imagination and teaches a way of thinking rarely addressed elsewhere in the school curriculum. Art teaches problem solving and critical thinking skills; as students create, they are constantly evaluating, adjusting, and correcting as they go. Art allows for the exploration and expression of one's inner world of thoughts and emotions without the pressure of producing a 'right' answer. In the art room, divergent thinking is encouraged, students gain a sense of agency, and unique perspectives are celebrated. Far from simply offering 'soft skills', art and creativity are keys to self-knowledge and valuable tools that can be applied professionally and to life.