Fact of the Week

Every week we post a fact about why art matters and how art helps children, adults, students and the community to learn, grow and come together.


Fact of the Week #44: Another important benefit of art education in the 21st Century, is visual literacy. www.art4kids.weebly.com

Fact of the Week #43: The way in which many artists teach come directly from their ways of making art, including an appreciation of the processes involved in creating something complex. www.giarts.org/article/learning-and-arts

Fact of the Week #42: In Northern Ireland the arts reach across all levels of society- Bringing people and communities closer together, supporting the work of the teachers in the classroom, supporting positive mental health and...www.artscouncil-ni.org

Fact of the Week #41: Art gallery programs occupy an integral place in communities, especially through links with children: www.canadacouncil.ca

Fact of the Week #40: You study it, you bring your own critical analysis and objectivity to it, offer up a diagnosis of what's wrong with it and then offer a prescription for how to make it work. Doing so provides the individual with a whole set of resources ...www.smithsonianmag.com

Fact of the Week #39: Art therapy focuses heavily on healing processes. The making of visual images generates self-insights, brings suppressed feeling to the surface and helps participants cope with the stress of prison life...www.opus.lib.uts.edu.au

Fact of the Week #38: Excellent visual arts teaching helps learners navigate through our visual world using two qualitative and interlinked experiential processes: www.arteducators.org

Fact of the Week #37: Motor Skills are one of the Developmental Benefits of Art. Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbursh or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children. www.pbs.org

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