Arts for arts sake In The Arts and the Creation of Mind, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows (2002) Elliot Eisner outlines ‘Ten Lessons the Arts Teach’. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem-solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolises to the young what adults believe is important.
MORE ADVANTAGES Arts education encompasses a range of activities in the visual arts, in music, in drama, in dance and in literature. These activities and Experiences help the child to make sense of the world, to question, to Speculate and to find solutions to deal with feelings and to respond to Creative experience.
Visual arts education provides for creative and aesthetic experiences through exploring, investigating, experimenting, inventing, designing and making in a range of media. It promotes observation and ways of seeing and helps the child to acquire sensitivity to the visual, spatial and tactile world and to aesthetic experience. Visual arts education channels the childÕs natural curiosity for educational ends: the development of perceptual awareness helps the child to enjoy and interpret the visual