Friday, April 29, 2011

Art Smart - Art For All (Classroom Project at

Art Smart - Art For All (Classroom Project at

Art Smart - Art For All

Classroom project requested by Ms. W. on Jan 16, 2011

My Students: Need to increase self esteem while perfecting art skills? Imagine inspiring confidence in students through the arts.

Students with physical and mental challenges are afraid to draw and confused about art. Practicing makes anything easier. Art builds self confidence. The arts express what cannot be expressed through words and will open lines of communication. Students will be able to conceptualize abstract ideas that are difficult to teach without the use of concrete art materials.

My Project: Students will create unique works of art for the Special Olympics Art competition in our state. In the past, students have had to use classroom markers, pencils, and crayons for their submissions. The use of inadequate supplies has caused a decrease in quality of work. With the use of new art supplies students will be proud of their work and will want to preserve their works of art by framing them. Framing will ensure a masterpiece that can be kept for many years to come.

Individuals of all abilities will have an opportunity for creative expression through art. Art nurtures predictability, stability, and skill building. Winning an art competition will provide some of these students a once in a lifetime chance to experience success.

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