More Than The Formal Art Education:
Art lessons can be based on the elements of art (line, shape, value, texture, color) and the arrangement of those elements in composition (unity, variety, rhythm, balance, proportion, and scale). These elements can be taught through any class in a way that kids can easily understand and still be challenged to think critically and solve problems. However, an art education is more than learning to recognize the formal elements of design and composition! Just as a great work of art is more than the sum of its parts, a great art class teaches the student how to use any medium to express their specific and individual ideas!