Flower Art

Developmental Benefits of Art and Craft

We are all aware of many of the motions while conducting an art project involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in children. Moreover, for very child, making art—or just talking about it in Chinese—provides opportunities to learn words for colors, shapes and actions. Students can use descriptive words to discuss their own creations or to talk about what feelings are elicited when they see different styles of artwork. According to a report by Americans for the Arts, art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art carries over into other parts of life. It cannot be denied that drawing, sculpting with clay and threading beads on a string all develop visual-spatial skills, which are more important than ever. Even toddlers know how to operate a smart phone or tablet, which means that even before they can read, kids are taking in visual information. This information consists of cues that we get from pictures or three-dimensional objects from digital media, books and television. As we live in an increasingly diverse society, the images of different groups in the media may also present mixed messages. Teaching children to recognize the choices an artist or designer makes in portraying a subject helps kids understand the concept that what they see may be someone’s interpretation of reality.

Please join the flower art lessons and have lots of fun from 3:15 to 4 pm every Sunday.



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