Is Art Fundamental for Children?

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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”-Andy

Warhol. For so many years now, it seems as if everyone is trying to change something, for the simple

reason that its not relevant to what is acceptable in “societies standards”. I find this to be true in the

way art is being weaved out of the whole school curriculum, because its not up to status with being

academically successful with standardized testing. What about just letting a child have an imagination? Art is so important for a child to have in their everyday life as a learning tool. For instance, if a

child didn’t know what a circle or square is, then they wouldn’t know how to identify basic shapes in

the math subjects, such as geometry once they reach high school level. It even suggested that “the art

education program may provide more opportunities for students to actually apply mathematical

concepts”(Finnan-Jones as cited in Locker, L., Naufel, Z.K, Rosier, T.J, 2013). The longer students are

involved in visual arts the more complex their artwork becomes the greater chances they will progress

in math, science, and English subjects in their academic career. Remarkably,“surveys have found that

93% of Americans do feel that arts are a virtual terms of contributing to well-round education”

(Ruppert as cited in Locker, L.,Naufel, Z.K, Rosier, T.J, 2013).This suggests that art in itself

improves a child's attitude towards school in a positive outcome in
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