Thank You for your input!!!!
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From: "The Ericksons" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2005 8:27 PM
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] Art Show Quotes
> <<<But, throughout history, many famous and not-so-famous
> people have documented and written on the value of art as a springboard
> integral ingredient in all areas of our lives and throughout our lives.
> appreciate any "words of wisdom"!! >>>>
> Here is a quote I once displayed at an art show. Unfortunately I have
> the source information. I do remember it came from an editorial section
> a bank newsletter from Canada - which at the time I thought was pretty
> to have a bank (all those math majors) promoting ART. Sorry I do not
> the precise info.
> Why art is important in our society. Through the ages man has made use of
> the arts to build and enrich his personal and community environment. Art
> experiences should contribute to an understanding of the visual aspects of
> these environments and should lead to the desire to improve them. An art
> program that emphasizes the ability to make qualitative visual judgments
> all educational levels can contribute to each citizen's capability to
> his share of responsibility for the improvement of the aesthetic dimension
> of both personal and community environments. This capability is important
> to a humane existence and is particularly critical during periods of rapid
> technological expansion.
> Why art is essential in the school program. In art instruction children
> express their ideas with materials, involve themselves in the examination
> and appraisal of works of art, and develop aesthetic problem-solving
> Through these activities the art teacher offers children the opportunity
> develop creative and intuitive approaches to problem solving, thereby
> providing a balance in school programs which place primary emphasis on
> science and the three R's. Although the sciences provide the means
> which man achieves survival, the arts are what make survival worthwhile.
> Why art is important to your child. The arts bring a third dimension to
> the educational program of the school: the personal dimension of feeling,
> sensitivity, empathy, and expression. The visual arts specifically seek
> involve the student in perceiving the world he lives in, reacting to the
> things he sees and feels, and interpreting his emotions, feelings, and
> insights through a variety of visual materials.
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