Why arts education? Have you wondered about the benefits of arts education, especially for children?
Children's exposure to the arts influences their overall development. It promotes creativity and self-expression, allows children to express themselves creatively, and helps them explore their interests and ideas. Research has shown that arts integration can effectively engage students and improve their retention of the subjects. Arts integration often involves reflection and self-assessment, which can help students better understand their learning process and how to improve it by making it more enjoyable and engaging.
We conduct Let's Start Art sessions to create a holistic and inclusive approach towards education through art-integrated learning in Government Primary Schools. Art-integrated learning follows the experiential education approach, which emphasizes 'learning by doing.'
The second set of Let's Start Art sessions were conducted on the theme "Jungle aur Jeevan", derived from a chapter in the Environmental Studies syllabus of children from Government Primary Schools of Varanasi. Approximately 700 students from 20 schools attended these art sessions.
The art sessions were conducted by Kavita Kumari, Harshita Gupta, Chandan Kumar Sahu, Radha Gupta, and Moni Gupta in Government Primary Schools at Kabir Nagar, Aditya Nagar, Orderly Bazar, Durgakund-1, Sundarpur-1, Sundarpur-2, Kodai Chowki, Nayi Sadak, Chittupur, Lolark Kund, Nariya, Bhikharipur.