We say it again and again. “Art is not an option.”
It just doesn’t make sense to think of art as anything less than an essential component of human experience.
So when we consider our built environment – homes, workplaces, public spaces, gathering places, and sanctuaries – works of art don’t just complement the walls and rooms, they make the space complete. Otherwise, we fail to thrive. Happily, we have empirical evidence to support these claims that we can’t do without the visual arts in our workplaces and hospitals
Now take a look at how art can make an educational experience complete. This story describes the efforts of a school in Burlington, Vermont, to integrate art-making into lessons on science, math, social studies, and language.