"CREATIVITY- having original ideas that have value"
Not everyone learns in the same fashion, but we are all victims to the block method, a “system that was designed and conceived for a different age,” as says Sir Ken Robinson. Art can break that mold by challenging students every day to learn a new skill or fix a problem. You don’t know how to paint? Well listen up, because you are going to learn how. Art is important because you are given the baseline and must create your own work, which forces creativity. There is no place in the workforce for people who are afraid to step out of the box. I personally have more success when drawing is involved. For example, in a skills assessment in Geometry, we had to take Airplane A and Plane B, which were flying behind each other, and making Plane B take two turns, set it parallel to Plane A. This was easier for me to visualize since I whipped out a sheet of paper and sketched it out. The ease of this coming to me was so exciting; I volunteered to draw it out on the board, which almost never happens.
Art is essential to those who wish to be successful. Even though most people think the objective of art is to be able to render something in a realistic fashion, it is not. Art is the question of I have given you this, now what will you do? It expands the mind to be curious and ask question about the world. It inspires students to embrace the differences and be non-traditional. Art is inspiring the new generation to be bold and unconventional, to be the masters of their own creativity.