art programs in schools
The children learn about and paint self-portraits. For ages 6 to 9. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.
Learning about self-portraits
Observing facial features
Planning use of the whole paper
Using large and small paint brushes
Painting wet paint over dry paint
self-portrait, head-and-shoulders portrait, background, outline
Students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for their academic achievements and three times as likely to be awarded for their school attendance.
Music education and Art educations programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, the Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland and the UK.
The No Child Left Behind Act clearly mandates The Arts (music, art, foreign language, etc.) as a core academic subject.
Arts education budgets are among first things to be cut in austere economic times. Many schools are facing budget deficits and shortfalls. Schools are finding that they must cut art, music and sports programs in order to save money. School fundraisers can help schools make up the money shortfall that they need.