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 #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

Fact of the Week #36: Engaging Adolescents in Art Strengthens Identity ("I Am"). Develops a positive view of the future by internalizing optimism about..www.nationalguild.org

Fact of the Week #35: The impact of artist-in-residence and exposure-to-arts programs in schools and arts venues in Victoria, Australia have a positive.. www.arts.vic.gov.au

Fact of the Week #34: The arts help to provide experiences for students to continue to become lifelong learners...     www.incredibleart.org

Fact of the Week #33: Teachers in high-arts schools were more likely to be involved in professional development, www.niu.edu

Fact of the Week #32: In today's multimedia society, the arts are the media, and therefore provide powerful and essential means of communication. www.nccas.wikispaces.com

Fact of the Week #31: "When asked what makes the biggest impression on Legislators about the arts and especially arts organizations, policymakers at the state and national levels tell us the two following factors:" www.scartsalliance.net

Fact of the Week #30: Visual arts help students with learning disabilities who were reluctant readers begin to enjoy reading.  www.niu.edu

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