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Art Program
New to the school this year we will be implementing a creative art program that will go above and beyond painting and drawing. This new program is going to be outstanding working with children and how Art can be implemented into several different subjects to grab the student’s attention and make it fun. We feel that Art is a very important tool in their education. For these simple reasons.

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Art work by a middle school student

Hand-Eye Coordination
Art projects often require kids to use their fine motor skills to complete tasks. Holding a narrow paint brush, cutting with scissors and sculpting clay are a few examples of art activities that use fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. By participating in open-ended art projects, the kids get a chance to practice those skills without being judged on the outcome. The more often they practice the fine motor skills, the more improved they become. The improved fine motor control carries over to other situations that require hand-eye coordination and other precise movements.

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Some children may not have access to art supplies or creative activities at home. By offering art education in the school system, all children get a chance to stimulate their imaginations, as well as their cognitive and problem-solving skills. After, they have to think through how they are going to make their imagined creations real. These problem-solving skills enable them to think creatively in other situations, which can boost their academic results.

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Self-Expression
Most subjects in the educational system are based on facts, with correct and incorrect answers. Art education offers a more open approach and celebrates the differences in finished products. Kids learn that there is more than one way to complete the art project. They are able to express themselves and their emotions through the artwork. Students also have the opportunity to interpret other artwork, either from classmates or in famous works of art.