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Why us?

Enhances primary education by stimulating creative thought, problem solving and free thinking.  Boosts self-esteem which helps the child become a more productive, confident and well rounded individual.

Creativity is a state of mind.  We all have great ideas, we just have to learn to express them.  Learn the skills, the rest will follow.

Art provides children with a prime means of learning, understanding and communicating. Participating in art activities helps children to gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting others' ways of working and thinking, developing creative problem-solving skills, and communicating thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways.

"Critical Evidence: How the Arts benefits student achievement" published by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.  Focusing on reports and statistics from several studies in the last decade, this report discusses the need for arts education in today's society.  It provides critical evidence and concrete numbers that show the correlation between education in the arts and student success, not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in learning and development outside of the classroom such as critical thinking, decision making, and social skills that can be carried on throughout a student's life.

Art is not just drawing pretty pictures. It is about developing one's mind. It is about decision making. It is about communicating with other people.
                                                                                                                                                      Visual education could help broaden one's ability in various thinking processes. It is important to provide this creative opportunity as early in life as possible.

Research studies point to strong relationships between learning in the arts and fundamental cognitive skills and capacities used to master core subjects, including reading, writing, and mathematics. Recent study even links arts classes to academic achievement and other positive behavior.

We believe that a proper art instruction must foster creative problem solving skills, spatial thinking and originality in self-expression that benefit all aspects of our lives, in school, at work or at home.

Students improve their abilities to plan, make decisions and think resourcefully through guided instruction that also teaches patience, focus and follow through.

Art experiences serve as incredible opportunities for self-understanding and discovery.

Students learn how to express their imagination and feelings.  Through exercising their imaginations, the arts help students to make new connections, transcend previous limitations and think "outside of the box".

The arts are a strong motivator for students to develop self-discipline and social skills.  Art nurtures inventiveness as it engages children in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation.

The arts encourage self-directed learning, helping to develop the capacity of students to strive for greater success.

Each art form brings special ways of perceiving the world and mentally organizing and retrieving information, utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Art criticism helps students develop observation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills that can be transferred to other areas of study.

Art programs targeted toward very young children help prevent negative choices later on. Young children who participate in arts programs have shown a decrease in negative behaviors and increases in attention span, commitment and tolerance.

For enrollment and more information, please contact us at (650) 438-5248 or ourartroom@yahoo.com

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together."  - John Ruskin