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Why Arts Education?


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Why Arts Education?

A deep experience in the arts has always been a critical element of the classical education, dating back through the medieval universities to the ancient Greeks.  Today, the fine arts each encompass distinct modes of communication with vast and intimate connections into our daily lives.  Studying the arts has also been shown to improve academic and behavior skills.

See articles below for more detailed information:

Albert Einstein and the Intuitive Art of Scientific Imagination
"The greatest scientists are artists as well." - Albert Einstein 
How the creativity and intuition developed in the arts is crucial in scientific discovery.

An Urgent Need for Quality Arts in Society and Education Today

"Where the disease is extreme pragmatism—with its syndrome of mediocrity, emphasis on quantity, always feeling too busy, focusing on results at the expense of everything else, etc.—the antidote is artistic education." - Oliver DeMille

Teaching a Rich Classical Education Through the Arts
Before they were diminished to their current role as “enrichment,” the fine arts were long considered a central pillar in a Classical education. Permeating the traditional
classical studies of the Trivium, Quadrivium, and philosophy, they play a vital role in training future servant-leaders in reason, virtue, and knowledge.

13 Proven Benefits of Music and Arts Education
From increased IQ and test scores, to improved life-skills and successful careers, recent studies have shown that participation in the arts makes students smarter, happier, and more successful in school and life.

The Role of the Arts in a Classical Education

Brochure containing all above articles in a pdf download.