Children are naturally creative. If their inner creativity and their need to express their emotions are not fostered at a younger age, they lose their creativity and imagination as they grow up. As Pablo Picasso famously quoted “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” One of the best ways to make them fall in love with art is to enroll them in an art class.

Given below are a few out of the many advantages that art offers to your child:

Art aids in the development of fine and gross motor control:

The development of fine and gross motor skills is one of the most basic benefits of art education, especially for toddlers. Because there are so many distinct genres of art, from painting to sculpture to drawing, a wide range of instruments and techniques are needed. Many small children face problems when it comes to gripping onto something. Art workshops teach youngsters how to wield a paintbrush, pencils, or markers appropriately, as well as how to strengthen their hand muscles while playing with clay. Learning good painting or sketching methods will benefit older kids as it will help them in improving their motor skills.

Helps in reducing stress:

There are many therapeutic effects of arts which include improved mental and physical health. According to a study published in “Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts”, art helps in improving health among patients suffering from various health problems such as mentally and physically handicapped patients, premature babies, patients with Parkinson’s disease. Art helps in relieving stress. We all need a break from everyday mundane activities. Even doing the smallest thing you love or enjoy, can make your day!

It helps children prepare for the future:

Fine motor capabilities, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving abilities, lateral thinking, sophisticated analysis, and critical thinking abilities are all enhanced by art. Art education also boosts creativity and broadens horizons. Business leaders consider creativity to be the most important leadership skill for the future. According to a survey done in February 2021, more than 52% of respondents in Japan expect children to improve their originality or cleverness by participating in art and culture activities. 

Make new friends:

Taking a class with your pals allows you to learn about new things about each other and offers you something new to speak about when you go out in public. You'll also meet some interesting new folks you might not have met otherwise. Art transcends linguistic barriers, racial preconceptions, religious barriers, as well as socioeconomic status and prejudices. Seeing the creative expression of various cultures makes everyone feel more connected and less alone. Just like music, art is also a universal language.

Expressing yourself:

Just like writing, art is another way through which one can express themselves freely, without any restrictions. Children can express their feelings, their talents, their creativity through art. Unlike the canvas of life, in the world of art, you have complete control over your canvas of imagination. You can create anything, change anything, redo anything even if you mess things up. 

Creating self-awareness:

Art allows youngsters to have a more intense, revealing, and profound imaginative experience than they would otherwise have. Such an encounter can lead to the satisfaction associated with works of art that are extremely empowering and liberalizing. Art helps your child see and understand various perspectives and viewpoints. It teaches children to accept various styles of expression, values, ideas and to enjoy the beauty around them. Art encourages open-mindedness to accept different cultures around the world.

Helps in positively expressing emotions:

Little ones are naturally prone to get frustrated and angered by the slightest of things. If not taught to control their anger and emotions at the right age, these children can later become dysfunctional adults of society. Art helps children regulate their emotions and control their frustration whenever they feel overwhelmed with anger or frustration. Art helps children acknowledge the emotion they are feeling and convert the same into something visual. 

Art improves problem-solving skills:

Making choices, coming to conclusions, second-guessing judgments, and evaluating results are all possibilities in open-ended, process-oriented art. Art helps children acquire decision-making as well as problem-solving skills. Children become more confident and self-sufficient. 

I’d like to end this article by quoting one of my favorite lines by Sydney Gurewitz Clemens “Art has the role in the education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else."  

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