The Value of Art Education|
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember, I do and I understand." - Confucius
Although much has been written about how art enhances creativity, imagination, and self-esteem, far less is said about how art encourages
cognition, critical thinking, and learning. With the reduction or even elimination of Art from classrooms to accomodate more didactic teaching methods,
external ways of combining art with academic subjects is becoming increasingly more and more important. "Studies have shown that arts teaching
and learning can increase student's cognitive and social development. The arts can be a critical link for students in developing the crucial
thinking skills and motivations they need to achieve at higher levels." (The US Secretary of Education, Valley Added Benefits of the Arts, 2002)
"At Volanté Academy of the Arts children not only learn how to draw, paint, sing, play instruments, and more; they develop creative problem solving
skills, exercise individual responsibility, increase socialbility, confidence and self-esteem in themselves. They not only love art because it's fun,
but it also provides them with authentic self-expression. Kids with such confidence can accomplish anything. As a premium provider of art education
for children in the greater Prescott quad city area, we are committed to providing high quality fine art instruction that empowers children and youth
with essential life skills to achieve success in school and all areas of their lives." - Janice R. Luke
Our qualified, talented instructors are passionate about art and children, and are hired to provide a supportive environment for building skills
and self-esteem. They believe that all children have an innate ability to be creative. The creation of art is a process whereby there are no mistakes.
All seeming mistakes can be changed into a desirable result. We have seen children with special needs, along with others, blossom in these classes.
Their confidence ripples back into their classroom experience and in the way they relate with other children and adults. It truly changes them and the
way they view their world.
Check out our Upcoming Classes or meet our dedicated skilled teaching staff.
Volanté Academy of the Arts is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children, youth, adults, and on the entire
community by offering quality education and training in the fine arts.