Children’s Art Week

creative artsWith the SATs over and the Summer holidays on the horizon, this week promises to be a week of fun and creativity with Children’s Art Week. Organised by the National Association for Gallery Education, from the 13th to the 21st June teachers and teaching assistants can get involved by taking children on school trips to local galleries hosting events, or create their own activities.

The week is designed to give children the chance to experience the visual arts for themselves and perhaps even participate, giving them access to much needed arts activities. Last year over 100 activities were held throughout the UK during Children’s Art Week and this year promises to be even bigger.

The importance of the visual arts is showing that children can express their creative selves without being told what is right or wrong. Arts are a way of expression so there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to express yourself. It gives them a chance to stretch their imagination and takes their mind off more literal thinking and problem solving; which can be heavily stressed upon in education today.

Were you thinking of organising something this Children’s Art Week? Perhaps you could follow the lives of a famous artist each day, or have a running artistic ‘theme’ throughout the week. There are so many things you can do to celebrate Children’s Art Week, so get going!

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