Arts Classes Should Be Mandatory for Schools.

863 Words Jun 19th, 2018 4 Pages
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso. This quote is pretty straightforward. It says how all children are artists and how they grow older are not an artist anymore. A child’s drawing can tell so much about what they are thinking and feeling about their surroundings. They see things differently from adults and teens because when they are drawing or doing some sort of art they are not told that it is a “bad picture” or what ever they are doing is “not right.” They don’t have a limit upon their thoughts and ideas, but when they grow up, they do. Starting from the first day of school they are taught about the wrong things and the right thing. As we grow older there are more classes …show more content…
But if schools spent enough money on the arts and have students re-building their creative and artistic skills could be very helpful to the future because students who take arts classes are shown to do a better job at mastering reading, writing, and math through a research done by the Arts Education Partnerships. Which means there would be more educated people to change the world.
Being apart of arts is involved with getting better in math, reading, critical thinking, verbal skills, cognitive ability, and problem solving. It also improves social skills, motivation, and confidence. The Arts Education Partnership stated that arts in school could be a big benefit for students. For example if a student decided to take visual arts, it would improve organization of writing; skills in reasoning about different images and having them to think artistically building their creativity skills. Or if a student takes music, it would improve math achievement and proficiency because they would learn to count notes to play instruments. Music would also bring up SAT verbal scores. “It’s true that students involved in the arts do better in school and on their SATs than those who are not involved,” write researchers Lois Hetland and
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