Champions of Change: Impact of the Arts on Learning

The report of a federal research project involving 25,000 school students found a significant correlation between high levels of involvement in the arts and performance on nearly every measure of standardized testing. As this and other studies have found, engagement in the arts, especially visual arts such as drawing, develops skills in other areas as well:

  • Art facilitates the development of spacial reasoning skills.
  • Art develops fine motor skills, necessary prerequisites for writing.
  • Art serves as a bridge between one’s mind and the real world.
  • Art helps students visualize the images words represent as they learn to read.
  • Art increases a child’s ability to create abstractions and mental process in the abstract.
  • Art develops patience, sustained attention, and self-regulation (that is, control of impulsivity).
  • Art cultivates one of the multiple intelligences identified by Harvard University’s Howard Gardner.
  • Art develops the whole brain and the whole child.

Locations


NEW FREEDOM
New Freedom Studio
2192 Bailey Avenue
New Freedom, PA 17349
717-227-2283
443-838-5736

HANOVER
Eichelberger Professional Building
195 Stock St.
Hanover, PA 17331
(West Entrance - Studio 113)

YORK
The Belmont Theatre
27 S. Belmont Street
York, PA 17403

STEWARTSTOWN
Mason-Dixon Library
250 Bailey Avenue
Stewartstown, PA 17363

EMMORTON
Emmorton Recreation
2213 Old Emmorton Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

CONTACT US
717-227-2283
443-838-5736
molly@newfreedomart.com