Performing and Fine Arts
Performing arts and Fine arts being an integral part of education provide students with the opportunity to engage the mind, the body, and emotions. Students can explore and express great themes and ideas through their performance. This allows children to develop their self- confidence and self- belief. With improved self – confidence and self- belief children go on mastering many more skills that will equip them for life. Children discover their voices, become confident and develop empathy and ethical insight into the contradictions and paradoxes of the human condition. They grow in understanding of not being only human but to be good, dignified, kind and compassionate. Another advantage of Art integration with the mainstream subjects is, that it not only makes the teaching and learning process joyful, but it also has a positive effect on the development of communication skills, reflection and inquiry skills, unconditioning of the mind which leads to higher confidence level and appreciation for aesthetics and creativity.
“Literature, music and the arts, all are necessary for the development and flowering of a student to form an integrated total personality.”
We perceive art education as a tool for development of aesthetic sensibility among learners to enable them to respond to the beauty in colour, shape, for, movement, and sound. Art education and appreciation of one’s cultural heritage go hand-in-hand and reinforce the understanding of each other.
Music classes are a great way to break class monotony. It helps students to unwind and get a break from their classes. Music classes also help improve and spur language development because music is closely related to our everyday speech and conversation. The part of the brain that supports language and learning also supports music, so one can make a connection as to why music, learning, and languages are closely aligned. Music also helps students to develop good reading skills. Learning a musical instrument not only sustains and feeds the brain, but it also improves so many other cognitive and physical aspects of the human body which is why we have a plethora of musical instruments for the student to learn and play. Which is why our music room come equipped with plethora of music instruments and a professional mentor to provide the students with necessary handholding to walk them through their musical journey.
Arts and Crafts
In today’s academic scenario, the creative arts have all but entirely disappeared from the Indian education system. There was a time when creative classes were compulsory for students, and were given their due importance by parents, teachers, and kids alike. However, the current atmosphere of mounting academic pressure and curriculum goals has pushed Arts and Crafts to the sidelines. The burdensome emphasis placed on academics and the growing neglect of extra-curricular activities is certainly not unheard of. However, unfortunately in most cases, the concerned parties are still unaware of the contribution of those very subjects to a child’s academic and personal growth. Learning the arts and crafts doesn’t just foster the creative development of a child, but also assists in advancing and refining his or her core skills, which in fact goes towards boosting academic achievement as well. Having extra-curricular clubs in which young artists can pursue their hobby can engage and augment a child’s cognitive and critical thinking abilities immensely. Cognition refers to the brain’s conscious mental activities, and includes thinking, reasoning, understanding, learning, and remembering. As such, the development of these functions is vital for all activities undertaken by a child.