Why Take Art?
Taking risks in class and performing for an audience, teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. The confidence gained in the arts applies to school, career, and life.
Characters, dances, art and music from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and acceptance for others' feelings and viewpoints.
Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus in mind, body, and voice, which also helps in other school subjects and life.
7) Problem Solving
Students learn how to communicate the who, what, where, and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life. The arts require persevering with problems in order to solve them successfully.
9) Emotional Outlet
Pretend play, dance, music, visual art and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment, reducing antisocial behaviour.
Rehearsing and performing words, movements, and cues, musical notes strengthen this skill like a muscle.
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Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential in the arts.
Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
The arts combine the creative ideas and abilities of its participants. This cooperation process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing, and performing.
6) Communication Skills
The arts enhance verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas.
The arts bring play, humour, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress. Many arts activities also reduce stress by releasing mental, physical and emotional tension.
The social interaction and risk taking in the arts develops trust in self, others, and the process.
12) Social Awareness
Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays, dances and music used in the arts teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures,
past and present, all over the world.
At AN Myer we are proud to offer a Specialized High Skills Major Diploma in The Arts, accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education. At Myer, we believe that a strong Arts education is key to student success both within the Arts and in other streams of academia. Whether you're interested in dance, drama, music, visual arts, or a combination of the disciplines, the Myer Arts Department offers something for everyone, both in and beyond the class room. Please click HERE for more information.