We all know our schools are under constant pressure to cut budgets, do more with less and focus on core curriculum. I could provide dozens of links of such stories, but you can find a good one here. There is a line in this article that “most people seem to agree that in tight fiscal times, the arts are the first to go.”
The arts enrich our children’s educational experience – but they do much more than simply make the day more enjoyable. In the following article , the author argues that allotting 10% of an average school day to the Arts would help students with:
- Development of Right/Left Brain Connections.
- Creative Problem Solving.
- Development of other Intelligences / Ways of Learning.
- Improved Academic Performance.
- Improved Career Success.
- Experiential Learning.
Art to Remember exists to promote art education and do our part to keep art programs in our schools. Our art-based school fundraisers raise money for school art programs – often doubling annual art budgets. We love what we do – if we can help you and your school art program, please let us know!