Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why Art Education Matters

"Studies show that art-centered schools outscore non-art-centered schools in academic achievement scores. Art education can actually help the brain to rewire itself, to make stronger and more plentiful neural connections, and can help build memory skills. Self-discipline, intuition, reasoning, imagination, and dexterity are just a few of the other benefits of an art-filled education, especially for primary school students."

Gee, do you mean that art has some value to ordinary mortals and not just multi-millionaire collectors, pop-dealers and denizens of the Art-Industrial-Complex (museums)?

More of the article here

From The Huffington Post

A Mother's Day art project from a Central Valley school.