Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Art gives a Voice to the Voiceless

"Art is the only subject in schools in which the kids have all the right answers. If you set up an art project in a school are going to get as many different answers to that single question as there are children in the room..and if you have constructed your answer, if you have come up with the answer, then you believe in your answer, so art teaches kids an idea about selfhood and it makes kids powerful"
Bob and Roberta Smith  is a contemporary British artist who sees art as an important element in democratic life. In 2013, he founded the Art Party, a grouping of artists and organizations that seek to advocate the importance of art to the British Government. In this TED talk, Bob and Roberta Smith uses 5 objects to explain the role of art in society and advocate for art and design to be taught at schools."Give a child pencils, paper, paint and brushes and you teach her or him to sing! Art makes children powerful"

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