How Art Boosts Critical Thinking Ability
Critical thinking is the ability to analyze and evaluate an issue in order to form a judgment. It is very essential for young children to develop this ability to look carefully at the available information, consider multiple interpretations of that information, and come to a conclusion that is rationally defensible. In this modern world every child needs this skill that will serve them well in whatever career they choose to enter in future.
Education experts have researched and concluded that there’s a significant link between art experience and improved critical thinking. In particular, art education teaches students to observe the world more closely. They grow their senses of observation, develop multiple perspectives and learn to explore mediums which help them understand new things. Great art is often complex, layered with multiple elements and meanings. Because when we look at an artwork, we not only look at the subject being created but our mind starts to find hidden forms, shapes, observe and understand the nature of the medium or colors being used. It takes time to find, examine, and consider the numerous details that constitute most works of art. Our art classes are informative consisting of all the historical and socio economic backgrounds, contemporary art and how these connect with the world, engaging a vast number of people across multiple countries. Critical analysis essentially involves reading and thinking widely about an issue in order to develop a deep understanding and a point of view in relation to the issue. Art sharpens perception and communication, aiding people in various professions. It helps to articulate observed elements and look into things more mindfully. This skill is crucial in medical fields too, for example how doctors use it to diagnose patients, how psychologists dive into people’s mental state or how the investigators solve crime. The more time students spend analyzing a piece of art, the more they are able to stimulate both unconscious and conscious brain functions.
Practicing art in all forms such as drawing, painting, coloring, sculpting can increase your child’s analytical and problem-solving skills in everyday life. It takes time to find, examine, and consider the numerous details that constitute most works of art. This process of mindful observation and study helps teach students to more closely observe and analyze the world around them—skills that make up the bedrock of critical thinking.
Join our classes and let your child develop his power to think, observe, analyze and interpret critically!