Art is important in education as it will give a student basic cultural knowledge, as well as allowing them to be creative.
I feel that art is a great way to learn about culture, as the types of art that are produced by each culture can be very different.
Take for example aboriginal art. By studying this, you not only will gain an understanding of the type of artwork that they made, but you can also gain an understanding of their history, and type of life they led and the materials they used.
Some ideas of clear cultural differences in traditional art that could be studied are:
- Japanese art
- African art
- Mexican art
- Italian art
- Moroccan art
- Indian art
As this way not only will the student learn about the artwork but it is also an interesting way to learn about places from around the world.
I also think art is important to study as it allows the student to be creative and use their imagination. Usually in a school like setting, students have clear instructions to follow in a classroom. In a subject like art however they are able to be a bit more free about the work they create.
Art can even be used as a form of therapy and relaxation. People use it to let their feelings out an clear their minds. Not only this but a lot of people enjoy it!
If you think about it, children will learn to draw long before they learn to write. It is the understanding of these shapes and symbols that they make which will allow them to understand writing in the future.