Campbellsville Middle School students are learning why art is important, and why it should always be taught in schools.
In Jo Ann Harris’s art class, students are learning the purposes of art and the basics of line, shape and color.
Students recently discussed why they believe art should be taught in schools.
Harris told her students eight reasons, including art stimulates both sides of the brain, a third of today’s students are visual learners, art develops hand/eye coordination, students need a place to express themselves in school, art teaches creative problem solving, art crosses cultural barriers, students who study art perform better academically and art is a reflection of past and present world events.
To help illustrate why art is so important, Harris asked her students to create artwork that expresses what they believe is the most important reason art should be taught.
CES eighth-graders Alanna Atwood, at left, and Chloe Cox work on their art work that illustrates why they believe art should be taught in schools.
CMS seventh-graders Destiny Agee, at left, and Chloe Anderson work on their artwork that illustrates why they believe art should be taught in schools.
CMS fifth-grader Kiara Graves sketches her artwork to illustrate why she believes art should be taught in schools.
CMS seventh-grader Chloe Anderson colors her artwork that illustrates why she believes art should be taught in schools.