As a partner with Arts Every Day School, we have integrated arts with academics to expose students to local art and provide opportunities to engage in academics with the arts. [Numerous studies reveal six benefits associated with arts in schools, including better reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, motivation to learn and a positive school environment] (Ruppert, 2006). And therefore, the goal of the Arts Every Day Schools program is to ensure students the opportunity to learn, grow, create and innovate through art and design during the school day.
Art supports our memory and cognition, sparks new ideas, and provides an emotional outlet. Art can be used as a therapeutic intervention using journals, collage, and a multitude of other art forms that provide an opportunity to express feelings and thoughts. Sharing our feelings, thoughts, and ideas helps build trusting relationships and a safe space.
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