The Importance Of Art In Education

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The teaching of “Drawing” should be given priority in the education of our children.

Aristotle (350B.C.E./2004), “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them: for these only gave them life, those are the art of living.” Drawing can be viewed as Art; it is not just an activity, it is life our interpretation of receiving information through our imagination, senses, feelings, emotions and experiences which cause us to expressed it in a creative and artistic manner; especially through visual. Hence, the importance for fine arts to be more value and taught to our children.

Many may argued that in our society today art has become perverted and accepted. The true meaning and perception of art has change and to an extent lost. Resulting, in schools not making it a priority on their curriculum, they claim the misconception of it being superfluous and it is also isolated from other subject areas. Examinations don’t require art so why bother have the children waste their time, when they need to be studying the facts of content in subject areas. It’s this type of mentality that would support Charles Dickens (2010), argument, “Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.”

What those schools failed to realized is that a connection can be made to all subject areas with drawing and even someone personal life. One fundamental element which
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