Art and education

Art, imagination and creativity

Let’s begin to glimpse the role of imagination and creativity within the educational art by using a basic example of a young child and how this can be a factor in the development of this child.

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The definition of education varies little from person to person. Art, on the other hand, is personal . Ask a Renaissance artist what art is, he will reply: “beautiful and refined”. This term has constantly evolved over the centuries. From building your house to how you lay your plate. Art surrounds us. It can be considered our personal touch in every one of our actions. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are all artists.

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Every human being has his own imagination. A child decides to scatter his food on the table. He can use his spoon, his fingers or even his mouth … His imagination will determine his way in achieving his ends.

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Imagine (and yes we also have the right) that this same child decides to pour soup or stew in his glass. With so-called basic ingredients, he creates his own preparation. -A child picks colour pencils and paper, he/she decides to draw. In the end, the pencils and the paper are still there and a drawing which he/she created. He/she uses these materials to express their creative imagination. It creates value and something novel.

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A creative being will never find a dead end. Even in the most difficult situations, his creativity will allow him to imagine the solutions and how to set them up. Being creative is the opposite of incompetent. Creativity is a muscle that needs to be trained daily from a young age. The sooner a child becomes aware of his/her creativity, the more they will be able to develop it.

sources:creativity(french), Waldorf and neuroscience

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