Learning Manners Through Art
Every child is born with artistic sensibilities. Artistic pursuit from a young age instills creativity and develops the mind to appreciate and value nature. In the modern day and age, art is an important tool to shape the minds of children to develop a positive nature and appreciate natural beauty. Children learn about discipline and know about positive values in life. The engagements in art classes teach them good manners, help them grow patient, and respect each other.
According to Emily Post, perhaps the most influential American writer on etiquette in the twentieth century, ‘manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them; manner is personality—the outward manifestation of one’s innate character and attitude toward life. "Manners are common sense, a combination of generosity of spirit and specific know-how. Rules of etiquette are the guiding codes that enable us to practice manners.”
Good manners and lessons in conduct do make a difference for our children and teens as they grow and develop in their formative years. They are the framework to shape the lives of young children and are significantly responsible for their overall character development. Art programs help young people develop good manners and character. These programs included activities where they paint, draw, and imagine together- sharing knowledge and growing with each other. They build up great bonds with friends and teachers and know effective modes of communication. Value-oriented tasks and engagements in art classes help them to respect friends and family and learn to value relationships. Changes in communication methods have affected our way of life and our manners. The use of indirect modes of communication like texts and emails doesn’t require in-person interactions and many of us have become overly reliant on these forms of communication. This can lead to misunderstandings, and in some cases, even offensive or rude exchanges. If values guide our communications with others, then we can see manners in a new light. As we all have experienced, manners can easily fall by the wayside on social media. Social media is a great way to share information and expand your circle of friends, but it should not replace personal connections that occur during gatherings, parties, sports, and other activities. And getting indulged in art activities is a great way to learn values, a positive approach to communication, and appreciate and respect all around you. A creatively inclined student has a positive bent of mind and aesthetic approaches in every work he or she does. Above all, such a student gradually develops a balanced, sensitive, and artistic mind full of creativity and becomes well-behaved in all aspects of life.
Join our creative art classes now and let your child learn how to be kind and compassionate.