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Art Discussions

Why is art important? Who does it benefit? Does art facilitate the learning of everything else? The Atlantic Magazine on line entices one to ponder these questions with its article,

Art is Vital by Dr. James Hamblin. Lil Buck, one of the featured artists in the article, was dubbed a genius by cellist, Yo Yo Ma for his artistic ability. Please don't forget to watch the performance piece attached to the article as well. Also if you are curious about Multiple Intelligences, you can click here. I would love to here your thoughts via the comments section on my blog! Thanks for stopping by.



 

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Sarah Ahumada
Sarah Ahumada
Dec 08, 2020

Art is everywhere, influencing us on a daily basis, whether we realize it or not. With the art that we are surrounded by, whether it’s a painting, music or even videos can have a huge impact on our mood and emotions. Of course some art is very dark and can cause disturbing emotions, anger or even depression but we can choose what kind of art we want to be surrounded by in our own environment at home to make you feel good. All kinds of art can affect our mood in a positive way, making us feel happier, calmer, or even inspired to do something.

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ccastillo444
Dec 07, 2020

Art is an important tool for those who cannot express feelings/thoughts verbally. Whether it be through painting, music, drawing, or dance. As a mental health clinician it is an important tool I use in sessions with children of all ages to explore feelings. Art benefits anyone and everyone willing to express themselves using the endless opportunities of creativity. Just as seen by Lil Buck and his amazing dancing in the video.

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Mayra Vidrios
Mayra Vidrios
Dec 07, 2020

Every time I see a painting I say wow that is so beautiful and I always say I wish I could draw or paint like that. However, art is more than just a painting on a wall and can be expressed is many forms. As a school counselor and mom to a two year old, I have gained a greater perspective on how art can be incorporated into different disciplines such as language arts, physical education, and counseling. It’s unfortunate that sometimes the arts are some of the courses to be first eliminated when there are budget cuts, but I am also glad to see how some schools are making great efforts to integrate the arts (such as the middle…


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jpinkston0329
Dec 07, 2020

Art is challenging to describe. However, I believe art is a powerful way for an individual to freely express whatever the imagination can create. Interpretation is important as well. If I am a creative person and my intent is to express myself through a creative process, what I imagine and create will hold a certain perspective from myself or the creators point of view. But, the outside perspective or the viewer may hold a completely different interpretation of the creative process that I have created. This process is powerful because perspective could very well bring out certain emotions, feelings, memories, thoughts, visions, etc. This can be a different experience for everyone. I believe Art connects people beyond something …

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Petra Whitaker
Petra Whitaker
Dec 07, 2020

Art is difficult to define—but most of us know art when we see it. It emerges from somewhere deep in the creative soul. I believe we are all creative to one degree or another, but for the artist it’s a choice to return to the childlike qualities of curiosity and of experimentation and the desire to make something new out of nothing—or to combine two disparate things to create something unthought of. And as adults that choice is intentional.


But children freely experiment, are naturally curious, love to combine, to explore the intersections of things. Watch a preschool child combine the legos with the play-dough, the color green with red, or all the colors together, watch them trace the block…


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