Nurturing Innovative Skills through Art

Nurturing Innovative Skills through Art
Art is an important part of a child’s education and development. The open-ended nature of art gives direction and shape to any school project. The final outcome might take a different turn from what was initially planned, and thus the child learns about being flexible and open to changes.

For young children, making a mark using a paintbrush or even a simple stick lets them practice their pencil grip and hand-eye coordination. Also, Art classes expose children to different materials and textures, giving both their brains and hands much to explore.

As the children grow older, an inquisitive and creative nature will be helpful, even when it comes to more structured learning subjects like language, mathematics and science. With these skills in hand, children are able to continue pushing boundaries and experimenting with different ways to arrive at a solution. They can practice these skills through art, where they are required to interpret themes, figure out how to use the materials available, and find different ways to convey a message.

Art is also a great way for children to de-stress and get through the pressures of growing up. The activity can help children to slow down and relax when things get overwhelming. Drawing and painting can also help convey emotions that children might find hard to verbalize. It gives them time for reflection and exploration.

Art can be liberating as well because there are no right or wrong answers or facts to memorize. By using their hands to create, the children practice producing something new that has never existed before.

Art at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School

Classrooms at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School are mindfully designed to inspire creativity. Each school block has its own garden landscape and incorporates wall plants to not only make nature more accessible but also create a relaxing ambience for the students.

Providing a gorgeous garden view, the dedicated art rooms are spacious, bright, and equipped with a variety of art tools and materials. Students are given opportunities to learn 2D, 3D, and digital art media including drawing, painting, pottery and sculpturing. What’s more, their artwork will be prominently displayed around the campus, giving them a sense of pride and ownership of their work.

At Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, we are well-equipped to support the artist within every student and ensure that they are able to utilize this creative platform to cultivate skills that will stand them in good stead for their academic pursuits and beyond.