Visual arts do not include songs, drama, acting or dancing. A performing arts center is primarily intended to encourage the development of performing arts that comprises of theater, dancing and songs, while a children arts center focuses on kids’ art, where children create art as they play (Bullard, 2009).
Art based centers tend to heighten the level of creativity among children since art activities allow children to come up with all the creative ways to use the art materials handed to them. Through arts, children are able to grow up to be creative people who are able to solve problems and to be original in there thoughts and imagination (Bullard, 2009). Children who are exposed to art at their early stages in life are able to apply their creative thinking not only to arts, but also to other fields such as sciences. When children who have been exposed to arts at an early age are faced with a problem in other curricular areas, they are usually able to find various solutions to a challenge (Bullard, 2009).
Teachers who teach art must take age of the students into consideration and arrange students into groupings according to their age levels. This is important since children of diverse age groups interact in different ways with art (Bullard, 2009). For example, children who are younger are more excited in exploring the materials handed to them hence they will paint in a more bold way since they tend to spread the paint in a more wide area. Younger children also tend to be more active when it comes to molding of clay and playing with dolls. This is in contrast with children who are a few years older since their type of art tends to be more critically aware of their art, and more rational and concrete in their works (Bullard, 2009). Teachers should have different kinds of methods and techniques when teaching different age groups of children.
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