Lisa Phillips, an author, blog journalist, arts and leadership educator, speaker and business owner, has compiled the top ten skills children learn from the arts. The following are the reasons why the world needs skilled instructors in all various art forms.
Parents and teachers often ask “What is creative movement?” The terms dance and movement are interchangeable when referring to creative movement. Creative movement is an art form whose medium is the human body in motion. The four basic elements of dance are the body and its different parts and range of movement, and space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these four elements can open up a range of imaginative possibilities.
A video by Rich Gordon (Instrumental Music Director at Sycamore J.H.S. in Anaheim, CA) about teaching musical instruments to young children. This video will provide helpful strategies for starting “from scratch” with a young child’s music education.
While many studies suggest that listening to classical music, such as Mozart, increases IQs and helps students to do better on tests and in class, other research suggests that learning to play an actual instrument can having more benefits.
Art has permeated human culture for centuries, outlining significant events, movements, revolutions and thoughts throughout time. Today’s entrepreneurs who identify the significance of making art more accessible have developed brilliant websites, apps and more to bring the experience of looking at, say, the Mona Lisa to any device, anywhere and anytime.
Dance is a primal part of human experience across all cultures and time periods that unites us all no matter our age. The benefits it has on early childhood development is definitely worth understanding.
This video is to promote the idea that we need art education and includes various interviews from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) national convention and also a variety of images and music.
Here’s a short film about the effect education has on the history of students and faculty and how the arts as a whole effects our education system overall.
Why the arts you may ask? Arts makes us human! Watch this advertisement and you’ll understand.
Jackie Harris, Executive Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp and a life-long advocate and supporter of music education for children, talks about the importance and benefits of music education for kids.