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.

Creating art stimulates communication between various parts of the brain. It can even change the structure and function of the brain. bebrainfit.com

Art Education impacts a student's creative process including planning, research, risk-taking, failure, persistence and development. www.theartofeducation.edu

Art helps us understand the past through analysis of artworks. www.metmuseum.org

Art helps children cope with anxiety from traumatic experiences. www.upbring.org

Service members, veterans, and military families benefit from creative arts therapies and community arts activities. www.arts.gov

"Regarding participation via the internet, the research finds that in-person, live arts attendance is preferred over online participation." hillstrategies.com

Visiting an Art Museum has many benefits which contributes to a well rounded educational experience. www.arteducators.org

Artmaking activites in a medical/clinical setting assist patients, patients' families and medical staff with restorative and relaxing experiences. TheNoah.net

NAMTA's Partners in Art