Art is an important part of learning in kids and hence it should be mandatory included in the education system. With this in mind, the Keppel Corporation has built the ‘Keppel centre of Art Education’ which is due to be open on November 24th.
The Keppel Centre of Art
The Keppel Centre of Art is the first of its kind in entire South-east Asia and was made possible by a $12 million donation by Keppel Corporation.
This 1,000 sq. mt. amenity is comprised of four art spaces, workshop facilities and an orientation room in order to support school visits to the Gallery.
The services include an Art Corridor for the children to change the artworks by interacting with movable elements. There is also an Art Plays-cape that appears as a giant colorful storybook where kids can discover mysteries and fantastical characters. The Children’s Museum is also included where established Singapore abstract artist Milenko Pravacki has been recreated. This is created especially to train the children to conduct exhibition tours for their peers.
The Art center is an overall rich and educational reserve for nurturing creative and critical thinkers.
Significance of ART for Kids
Art is the simplest building block for the overall development of a kid. To promote the skills into your children, a strong arts education is important for them to be successful.
When a child is exposed to art, it promotes self-directed learning in them and sharpens their critical and creative skills. Also, including art education in school improves their school attendance.
Developmental Benefits of Art
- Art develops the motor skills in the kids. Many of the motions involved in creating art like holding a paintbrush are vital for the development of fine motor skills in children.
- Art education, undoubtedly, strengthens critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in children at a very early age.
- You might have seen your toddler operating your cell phone or tablet. This is because of the visual learning. By performing activities like drawing, sculpting, etc., kids develop their visual-spatial skills.
- Encouraging the kids to express and take risks in creating art develops a sense of novelty that is important in their adult lives.
- A report by Americans states that kids and young children who participate regularly in the arts are four times more recognized for academic achievements than children who do not participate.
Art education helps in learning to create and gain visual aesthetics which is somewhere more important for the development of your child’s next generation as they grow up.