Do you wonder why we bother with art in the first place? Are you unsure as to the importance of art in a well rounded education? Please take a moment and look at some of the quotes, videos, and other media to answer some of these questions. Feel free to add your own thoughts.
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance . . . and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. -Henry James
I deplore the tendency, in some institutions, to go directly toward training for a trade or profession and ignoring the liberal arts. It is the foundation of education. -Ronald Reagan
When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, “You mean they forget?” – Howard Ikemoto
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. (www.sirkenrobinson.com)
I just feel that I’m in tune with the right vibrations in the universe when I’m in the process of working. – Louise Nevelson
Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks. -Mark Rothko
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert)