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Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
The Visual Arts...

  • give students the tools to process an increasingly visual world.
  • foster cross-cultural understanding through knowledge of civilizations past and present.
  • celebrate multiple perspectives. There are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  • teach students that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  • require students to use both hemispheres of the brain and develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills.
  • increase creative, innovative, even visionary thinking, and promote the ability to solve visual and conceptual problems.
  • teach students that small differences can have large effects.
  • give students opportunities to realize connections between the arts and other disciplines.
  • provide a safe place for students to explore their identities, take risks and develop self-esteem.
  • The arts give students a voice.