Children naturally love art – painting, drawing, doing crafts, making music and the theater.  In our Project Sunset programming, we place a high value on the arts and have seen results when it comes from our youth engaging in activities.

 

 

The benefits of exposing young people to art:

  • We learn to think creatively, with an open mind as well as to observe and describe, analyse and interpret
  • We learn to express feelings, with or without words.
  • We practice problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, music, theater and art-making skills
  • Everyone discovers that there is more than one right answer, multiple points of view
  • Youth learn to collaborate with other children and with adults
  • Many people  blossom and excel in the arts.  Those with physical, emotional or learning challenges, can experience success.
  • Arts build confidence.  Because there is not just one right way to make art, everyone can feel pride in his or her original artistic creations.
  • Arts build community.  Schools with a variety of differences can celebrate the arts as one community.