Combining art with learning is one way that some teachers are stimulating both brain hemispheres in their students’ brains.  The Arts Integration Institute in Wake County is facilitating workshops for teachers through the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

integration of art with other subjectsAt times, children either do not have sufficient exposure to the arts, or cannot engage in classroom lessons.  However, the integration of art with other subjects helps many students to learn better.

“When you learn about an art form and another subject at the same time, we find that students are more engaged, have fun and retain the information longer,” said Ragen Carlile, vice president of education and community programs at the United Arts Council.

“If they have fun while learning, they’ll tell their friends about what they did and discuss the lesson and they’ll be more likely to come back for more,” Carlile added.


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