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From Self-Expression to Self-Advocacy: Why Art Classes Matter for Your Child

Art classes provide numerous benefits to children, from developing their creativity and self-expression to enhancing their cognitive, emotional, and social development.
Here are some of the many benefits, of taking art classes, for children;
  1. Develops fine motor skills: Art classes give children an opportunity to improve their hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and control of fine motor movements.
  2. Enhances creativity: Art classes encourage children to express themselves in new and imaginative ways, fostering a sense of creativity and originality.
  3. Improves problem-solving skills: Art classes help children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they work through challenges and find creative solutions.
  4. Builds self-esteem: Art classes provide a non-judgmental space for children to express themselves, leading to increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
  5. Enhances visual learning: Art classes teach children to analyze and interpret visual information, leading to improved visual learning and perception.
  6. Improves academic performance: Studies show that children who participate in art classes often perform better in other academic subjects, such as math and science.
  7. Fosters cultural awareness: Art classes expose children to a wide range of cultural traditions, promoting understanding and appreciation of diversity.
  8. Promotes emotional well-being: Art classes have been shown to have therapeutic benefits, helping children manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Our online school, which teaches realistic and abstract art, provides a safe and supportive environment for children to explore their feelings and emotions through creative expression.
  9. Encourages self-advocacy: Our online art school focuses on teaching children to advocate for themselves and their creative ideas. This skill can be transferred to other areas of their lives, such as in school and beyond.
  10. Provides a sense of accomplishment: Art classes provide children with a sense of accomplishment as they create something beautiful and unique, boosting their self-confidence and self-worth.
When parents are considering art classes for their children, it is important to seek out programs that offer a diverse range of artistic experiences and opportunities for creative expression.  Our program focuses on teaching both realistic and abstract art, and offers children a comprehensive range of techniques and mediums to explore, thus enabling them to acquire a well-rounded skill set to develop their own unique style.
Additionally, parents should consider the qualifications and experience of the art teachers and the curriculum they sign up for. Our online school has experienced and knowledgeable instructors who specialize in teaching art to children in a supportive and engaging manner. They provide constructive feedback and guidance to help children develop their skills and creativity.  At Monart® School of the Arts, we place an emphasis on academic learning by providing our students with an in-depth understanding of the subjects they draw. 
Finally, it is important to emphasize that art classes should encourage children to explore their own unique artistic style, rather than trying to produce a “perfect” finished product or by copying their peers. By emphasizing the creative process, art classes can help children develop a lifelong love of art.
In conclusion, art classes provide numerous benefits to children, including enhancing their creativity, self-expression, problem-solving skills, as well as promoting their social and emotional well-being, to name a few. By enrolling in art classes, parents can help their children to develop important skills that they will be able to use over the course of their lifetime.  At Monart® we go the extra mile to empower our students with the skills to become more resilient as they face the stresses of a chaotic world.  We are hoping to make a difference one student at a time.