Cranium Academy recognizes the importance of art as a language and an essential form of self-expression. Our teachers utilize two core art programs and art integration within other programs such as science, social studies, and reading. Art highlights include:
- Preschool through sixth-grade art curriculum that meets all national art and state-specific art standards.
- An animated interactive art program that teaches students the “language” of art while developing critical thinking.
- Exploration of art history, including appreciation of art periods, styles, famous pieces and museums worldwide.
Art is more than just paintings and drawings; it is a means of expression that evokes creativity and imagination. Here are some of the benefits of our art program:
Art is all about creativity, and teaching young children art can help nurture their creative skills. Allowing children to express themselves through art encourages them to think outside the box and come up with their unique ideas.
Enhances Fine Motor Skills
Art involves a lot of dexterity and fine motor skills, such as holding a paintbrush or pencil, cutting with scissors, and sculpting with clay. As children practice their art skills, they inadvertently hone their fine motor skills, which will benefit them in other aspects of their lives, such as writing and playing sports.
When children create art, they feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. This boosts their confidence and self-esteem, which can help them excel in other areas of their lives. Encouraging children to showcase their art and participate in art-related activities helps them gain recognition for their talents.
Improves Cognitive Skills
Studies have shown that art can help improve cognitive skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and spatial awareness. These skills are vital in academic subjects such as math and science, making art an excellent tool for preparing children for future academic success.
Develops Emotional Intelligence
Art is an excellent outlet for processing emotions, especially for young children who may not yet have the vocabulary to express their feelings. Encouraging children to create art allows them to explore their emotions and develop emotional intelligence.