Art offers an opportunity to explore God’s creation by developing the child’s imagination and creativity through self-expression. After all, God is the master artist! This is achieved by exploring the different elements of art and principles of design. Children will learn about various artists and art techniques.
According to PBS Parents, “In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.” (pbs.org/parents)