In today’s society where education is so highly prioritised, it is easy for us to sideline art, and pay more attention to examinable ones. This is evident in the high saturation of children who are attending tuition classes, but a relatively low saturation of children attending art classes. This unfortunately results in a lot of untapped artistic potential in children. With this article, we will be sharing with you more about the benefits of art for children, and bust the myth that art is a “waste of time” Let’s get straight into it!
Benefit of Art for Children #1: Improves Children’s Emotional Well-Being
Art can be a way for children to release their stress and unwind. If you think about it, this could be a much better alternative as compared to other methods, such as online gaming or watching the television. Self-expression in the form of art can be a very therapeutic activity, and it also allows for self-reflection in the process. Art can be both a personal and group activity, so it is suitable for both more introverted and extroverted kids.
Benefit of Art for Children #2: Art Promotes Creativity
Children have their own unique way of viewing the world around us. Art is the perfect avenue for them to make known to us their individual interpretations of the world to adults. This is simply because in art, there is no right or wrong! It thus gives them the opportunity to let their voices be heard. This will also train them to think out-of-the-box. This will help them in being able to think of innovative solutions, which thus trains their problem-solving skills.
3. Art Hones Grit and Patience
Often, it takes quite some time to finish an artwork. This will teach children the value of persevering to the end, where they will ultimately be able to reap the benefits of their hard work. It also teaches that only through hard work and continuous practice will they be able to improve their skills.
Keen to let your child explore the inner artist in them? Come join us for an art jamming workshop! We look forward to hearing from you 🙂