The art classroom is a great place for children to learn a number of skills which will benefit them greatly in their later lives. Many people will automatically dismiss art class as a place not worth a serious effort because kids do enter the art room to have fun.
Just because the children are having fun, it does not mean that they are not learning anything.
On the contrary, in My (after school) art club's art sessions we teach children many skills which traditional classroom settings do not.
Children learn how to tap into their creative side.
They learn coordination and motor skills, making their hands reproduce either what their eyes see or their mind envisions.
They learn the satisfaction of completing a job in a satisfying way, as well as taking the initiative to finish that project in other words work ethic.
Children will also learn the important skills of learning to critique projects. They can analyse something they are presented with and through that, they will learn how to look at the good and bad aspects of any work. This teaches children the important skills of analysis which will come into play for the rest of their lives. Art can bring all of these skills to children and these are important cognitive skills for success in one’s entire life.