Creative Art, whose products are to be appreciated solely for their imaginative, aesthetician, or creative value.
The 7 Fine Arts
Fine Arts Fact
Students with high arts participation and low socioeconomic status have a 4 percent dropout rate—five times lower than their peers.
Students who take four years of arts and music classes score an average of over 150 points higher on the SAT than students who take only one-half year or less.
Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
A recent study showed that arts education experiences reduce the proportion of students in the school receiving disciplinary infractions by 3.6 percent.
91% of Americans believe that arts are vital to a well-rounded education.
19% of superintendents used the Title IV well-rounded education provision of the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) to fund music and the arts. This is more than the percentages who used Title IV to fund physical education, foreign language, and civics combined.
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act recognizes the arts as a core academic subject. As of 2020, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted standards for learning in the arts.
Two-thirds of public school teachers believed that the fine arts are among the subjects getting crowded out of the school day by a focus on math and English.
Black and Hispanic students lack access to quality arts education compared to their White peers, earning an average of 30 and 25 percent fewer arts credits, respectively.
As of 2020, only 19 states include arts as a key area of their state accountability system, and just 13 have done a statewide report on arts education in the last five years.
The last comprehensive national arts education report by the U.S. Department of Education is over ten years old.
Art is a language through which we express our feelings!
How much can it express, compared to our verbal language?—Not much.
Art is sometimes a language when we choose to be vague or indirect.
Words are more efficient: words can be equally obscure, provocative, and confusing when we want them to be, doing a better job than sounds and images.
Art stimulates imagination,
You cannot argue, analyze, or even observe the world through art.
Art initially supports memory by association with senses, whereas
logic organizes and retains endless data. A colorful book can hold some pages, but a silicon chip saves entire libraries.
You cannot focus or argue in a place you find visually disturbing or with music intruding into your ears and mind, affecting its functions without your permission. You lose control over your thoughts, even if they are pleasing, and begin to think like an addict.
With inner or outer quietness replacing music as a background or stimulant to our thoughts, "music is just noise," in comparison.
Seeing an object "kills" the desire to imagine it.
We cannot choose the memory, fantasy, or movement arts compel us to have, and once we have it, only with difficulty can we set ourselves free from it again. Arts can be equally beautiful and harmful like many too-much-of-a-good-thing and euphoric drugs are.