How Taking an Art Class in School Can Help You as an Adult
While some schools have cut arts, many are working on bringing them back. Even if your school doesn’t have arts, you may have an art gallery or a trade school that offers art classes. You can even check with the local art gallery.
While you can take art classes as an adult, getting art as part of your childhood education will actually help you greatly in adulthood. You learn creative thinking, as well as critical thinking. You learn how certain things go together, and you even learn about the science that goes into art, by mixing colors and beyond.
Art in schools teaches children how to think on a creative level. In many art classes, teachers will give students more than just still live to draw or paint. The ingenuity of art teachers teaches kids to take initiative and think up creative projects on their own even. From telling kids to pick a song they like and create art that would resemble that song. Telling them to take photos of things that make them think of other things.
Creativity is the thing that breeds the birth of inventions. Without it, there wouldn’t be computers, smartphones, games, cars, or anything. It is an art that has given you everything you need to live your life.
Creativity teaches critical thinking. Think of the stories you read in the books you’ve enjoyed. Some writer came up with that story, and it was the power of their critical thinking. That allowed them to include all the twists and turns you loved so much.
Critical or not, art makes you think. Whether it’s art you’ve created from the thoughts in your own mind, or you are pondering the artwork of someone else. You think you learn, and you even begin to understand things that you may not have understood in the past.
By allowing children to have art classes in schools, you are giving them something more for their future careers. Even if they don’t become painters or architects, they will still be able to use that creativity in whatever career they chose. It could be in dressing right for the job, it could be in becoming a beautician, or it could even be in creating something from scratch, from a technological invention to a cake.
Without art classes, and their inspiration for children and young adults, there would be no bakers, no painters, no writer, no musicians, and no photographer. By cultivating arts, you are cultivating future workers and creators, and you are making sure that children will use critical and creative thought in their future careers.