It’s California Arts Education Month! This observance celebrates arts education, including dance, music, theater, literature, design and various visual arts. These experiences encourage creative learning in children and young adults. We believe that arts learning is an essential part of a comprehensive education for all students.
In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.