The Arts

The Arts

" Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."

- Pablo Picasso

Experiences in the arts – dance, drama, media arts, music, and the visual arts – play a valuable role in the education of all students. Through participation in the arts, students can develop their creativity, learn about their own identity, and develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and a sense of well-being. Since artistic activities involve intense engagement, students experience a sense of wonder and joy when learning through the arts, which can motivate them to participate more fully in cultural life and in other educational opportunities.

(Ontario Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 and 10: The Arts, 2010. p. 3)


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Want to learn more? Take a look at The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: The Arts, 2010 and The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: The Arts, 2010.