We’ve written quite a lot recently about music, creativity and self-expression, and in this excellent blog Brenna Gee makes the case for the arts in general to be seen as a vital part of the school curriculum and an essential part of every child’s education.
Brenna says, “Space2live encourages you to slow down, pause and reflect on who you are and what you may become. Take the next step toward your highest self.”
Readers of the 3Di blog will be aware that we too advocate various forms of meditation and creativity as essential components of personal wellbeing and fulfilment for children and adults alike.
Elsewhere in her blog Brenna writes about a wide range of subjects including poetry, self-actualisation, relationships, introversion and introducing children to meditation. Read and enjoy.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
One of life’s most delicious experiences is engaging in art with elementary school children. At this age their hearts and minds are open and enchanted. Enthusiasm is cool and sarcasm is limited.
Why did we decide that institutionalized teaching is more important than freedom of expression? Budget reasons? Easier to control students? Why is art such a small part of a school’s curriculum? What ever happened to crafts? Why don’t kids learn about artist’s lives? Are they too salacious or unorthodox?
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