Art Is Not Considered An Academic

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Although art is not considered an “academic” subject by some, I am certain that art is important to all students’ education because it promotes creative thoughts, teaches students to celebrate individual uniqueness and gives historical and cultural perspective. I myself, being a student, have always enjoyed my art classes more than any other, and sometimes it is my only reason for going to school at all. Even though I am not very skilled at it, I remember asking myself, why are we not able to attend these classes more than once a week? And although I may enjoy it because it feels like a break from all the other rigorous learning in other classes, I only recently realized how much I was still learning from it. With the growing minds of…show more content…
All of which are extremely valuable skills that we as humans want every generation to have more of. As most everyone knows, the brain has a left and a right side that is responsible for controlling different things, and each person uses a different amount of each side. (Which is what creates personality). The left brain deals with logic, analysis, sequencing, math, language, facts, computation and much more. The right brain deals with creativity, imagination, holistic thinking, intuition, tune of songs, visualization, feelings, etc. (Citation)http://www.livescience.com/32935-whats-the-difference-between-the-right-brain-and-left-brain.html But there is a common misconception that creative thinking is exclusive to the right side of your brain, when in reality it involves using both hemispheres of your brain working together. When humans go through life using the left hemisphere more than the right, they are more likely to end up with degenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer Disease. That is one of the reasons that it is so critical to stimulate both sides of the brain, which encourages our neurons to establish new connections in the process. Doing so will allow to the brain to act with a much improved ability to be accurate and precise, and our capacity to be wholesome thinkers will progress. (CITATION)
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