Entries in art education (2)



It used to be that humans were creative as a matter of survival. One had to figure out when to plant corn, how to build aqueducts, and what kind of animals could be domesticated. As an example, in Mongolia, they have to bring the foal to the mother in order for her to produce milk. The mare's milk is then used to produce Airag - айраг, fermented mare's milk. How creative is that? One can get drunk off of old horse milk - genius. This kind of creative wisdom was lost with the age of industry and technology. Now we just get some meringue milk for our soy latte at Starbucks. All the more reason to promote the arts in our education. Art teaches the skills for creativity that technology has replaced - because technology cannot survive without creatively-thinking people.


What is art for? (Video)

This would be a good video to show students, or parents, in the first week of school.

Philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity.