Research shows that art facilitates learning whilst enhancing self-confidence, self-understanding, communication skills, and improves cognition. At Chettinad Vidya Mandir, learning through art is considered a powerful mode of communication through which students explore and construct a sense of self and develop an understanding of the world around them. The students are stimulated to think and to articulate their thoughts in new ways, and through a variety of medium.
Benefits of Art Education:
Communication through art:
Our world is built through communication. Students learn a multitude of communication skills by studying arts. Creative expression supports children’s emotional wellbeing and reduces anxiety.
Research says that children who paint, draw, play music or read more often feel better about themselves. The holistic curriculum of the school engages children in art, music, dance and theatre and encourages children to appreciate each other’s work, developing a sense of accomplishment and self-reflection.
Art education teaches students to observe the world more closely. Good art is often complex, layered with multiple elements and meanings. It takes time to find, examine, and consider the numerous details that constitute most works of art. This process of observation and study helps teach students to more closely observe and analyse the world around them—skills that make up the bedrock of critical thinking.