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Re: Teaching Art

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Wed, 19 Feb 1997 16:37:32 -0800 (PST)

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All people are creative and have desires to make things with their hands,voices or bodies. Children can learn best when all aspects of their mind and heart are challenged. All subject areas can be elaborated on through any of the arts. Art is an integral part of our lives. We are all artists. Students know this until we teach them not to know this. Students can explore subject areas from new view points by using art avenues. We need art in the schools to enable children to become intellegent, creative thinkers. We need art in the schools so that children who learn best through a visual process can express themselves and find they are smart and correct. We need art in the schools so that children can experience the fun of using their hands, mind, and heart to create something new and uniquely theirs. Adults need art in the schools so that htey can see delight in the eyes of children when they are making art and when they have completed a finished work of art. Success for children means enhanced self esteme, and that can carry over into the academic fields. Making art, making music, moving in dance and help children learn to read. Believe or not it is true and art can be the answer to a lot of problems in the schools.

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