Chattanooga Children’s Art Education Camps Enhance Student Visual Development

Visual arts may not seem as important in education as reading, writing and mathematics but Jennifer Strickler of Children's Art Place who runs summer art camps and art classes in Chattanooga says art helps children develop those reading, writing and math skills.

Visual arts may not seem as important in education as reading, writing and mathematics but Jennifer Strickler of Children’s Art Place who runs art camps and art classes in Chattanooga says art helps children develop those reading, writing and math skills.


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When school budgets are cut visual art education is often one of the first programs to fall under the knife in favor of classes like reading writing and math. But study after study has shown the correlation between exposure of children to the visual arts and success on standardised reading and math tests.


Instruction in the arts helps to improve children’s performance in all other areas of their education and needs to be a part of every school child’s curriculum.


Jennifer Strickler who runs summer art camps and art classes for Children’s Art Place in Chatanooga says parents enrol their children in the special classes and camps year after year because they see the positive impact in their grades and in many other areas of their lives.


Art education helps encourage higher order thinking skills, enhances fine motor development, sharpens observational skills, teaches persistence, expression, innovation and self evaluation. Students now live in a rapidly changing world and the arts teach vital modes of seeing, imagining, inventing, and thinking that equip them to survive and thrive in that incredibly fast paced world.


Students active in arts quickly realise there are multiple answers and solutions to every problem…not just one right answer. Eliminating the arts in schools as a cost cutting measure denies students the opportunity to develop the crucial cognitive skills they need to achieve at higher levels.


For those reasons and many others Children’s Art Place offers summer art camps and regular art classes for children to help them develop the vital skills that are often no longer readily available in the public school system. Parents are making the choice to overcome the short sightedness of school funding boards and taking the real education of their children into their own hands.


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