Friday, July 25, 2008

Keeping Kids Creative

Artistic vision and design are paramount to my profession and inspiration can come from nearly anywhere. I strongly believe in the importance of art education and every child getting the opportunity to experience artistic inspiration. One of my favorite organizations that has dedicated itself to keeping performing, literary, visual, and media arts programming in schools is Arts Connection.

Arts Connection has a variety of different programs to incorporate dance, theater, art, and music into curriculum of public schools. The programs reflect the diversity of the city combining multiple means of expression to learn about different cultures. With exposure to these different art forms children are encouraged to develop their own style and personality. These programs provide an outlet for them and show children how to develop their inner creativity.

For information on how to support Arts Connection or to learn more about their program go to their website, the impact of art in these children’s lives can be profound.