I saw the above article in The Times today and thought I must share it with you. It’s good news for artists and children in my opinion, more creative people in schools can only be of benefit. Not only do I work with children but I have an active arts practice too (as one half of an art duo called Quiet British Accent), and one definitely helps to inform the other.
I know that my art club and the curriculum based work I do in school has a very positive effect on students. Children are learning technical skills of course, but more importantly, students learn to problem solve, to be patient, cope with things not going right first time, persevere, to accept difference, to be proud, gain confidence, self worth, have fun, explore… (I could go on). And they make fun stuff!
It doesn’t matter whether or not the children want to be artists when they grow up, these really are skills to carry forward in to adulthood.
Not bad eh?
Photography by Nux Photography