Arts are essential to humanity.
Communicating through the Arts is like breathing... Creativity is like stretching... The Arts - a universal language.
Self expression though art is a path to understanding ourselves and others... vital in today's world.
Everyone should be encouraged to express themselves through creativity.
To say nothing of fine motor skills training necessary for applied arts and engineering!
good luck art creates the mind and the mind creates the person everyone needs to learn and express this its a artistic life!
they did away with the class at the school here & my son was really good & I miss his little creations..
My DD is an Aspie. (We are both autistic and have Asperger's Syndrome.) As a freshman in HS she has been in advanced band for 2 years, prior to that intermediate and beginner. She participates in plays that the drama department for the last 2 years. She isn't formally enrolled in the class but they have asked her to participate.
I think Velvet Eldred's comment says it all -- "The arts give us a sense of who we are, a language for our internal life".
I have Artists in the Family..It is a way of expressing themselves..a freedom of expression..All schoools should have Art for children to learn..It speaks in many languages..