Not much importance is given to include arts in the curriculum in the modern world plagued by scientific subjects like mathematics, biology, and aerospace and so on. Even the expert does no talk much of the arts when discussing what to teach and what not teach in the schools. However, arts actually can exude many hidden qualities of the children and even adults if taught properly and with good intention.
Following are some of the points that make it absolutely necessary to teach arts in the schools and colleges.
- Arts is Science:
Sometimes creating a piece of art means you have to add specific components in exact and specific amount to form variety of compounds such as silica, oil, pigment and wax. Therefore an artist develops a hypothesis about the use of these combinations and how they can affect the final piece. The artist has to look for things like absorption rate, dissociation points, appropriate catalysts and reasons of devitrification. In fact, art makes a person a keen observer and recorder of his or her environment just as the scientists do.
- Art is a Foreign Language:
Many of the most common terms used in the arts actually originated from many different languages such as Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Latin, French and German. These words and terms merge various cultures into one and therefor take the shape of a unique language, the language of arts. In other words, we can say that artists can speak a foreign language as well.
- Art is Mathematical:
Artists actually can translate a complicated three dimensional world into two dimensional and three dimensional sculptures and images. This ability demands keen and thorough understandings of complex things like linear equations, spatial relationships, symmetry and asymmetry, technical shading of form and a sound geometrical knowledge. Furthermore, many images require an artist to take exact measurements of weight and sizes making him a true mathematician.
- Art is History:
A good piece of art always portrays culture, environment and sometimes the political condition of the time in which it was created. As a fact of matter, different artworks are the best record of the history of the world for mankind. These masterpieces like pyramids of Giza or the Urns of Greece recorded the communication of time for the future generations. Therefore, one can say that the art is another name of history as well.
- Art is Physical Education:
Creating a piece of arts require an outstanding coordination of hands, arms, eyes and mind. In fact, eyes and hand should work in perfect harmony to create something noticeable. Some types of arts require great physical strength and balance such as making large statues and sculptures from stone. This type of art requires a great physical stamina.
- Art is Technology:
In modern world, artists are using modern inventions like computers to create great pieces of arts and therefore need highly developed computer skills and knowledge. Things like graphic arts and communication professions have changed unbelievably because of latest technological developments making artists visionaries as well.
The teaching of art enables a person to be human, recognize and appreciate beauty, to communicate from very depths of his soul and to be sensitive with life and people within it.
Anthony Powell is an arts teacher and writes on using different genres of arts such as educational canvas prints for quickly learning. He works for an online store offering affordable and best quality photos to canvas.