Art is an integral part of learning at Crocker, both in the regular classrooms and in the Art Room.  This year, we are welcome Avilee Goodwin as our new art teacher.  For the 2011-2012 school year, our former art teacher, Sheryl Neely will be returning for a few selected projects.

You might be interested to know that:

Art facilitates the development of spatial reasoning skills;
Art increases a child’s ability to create abstractions and mental processes in the abstract;
Art helps students visualize the images words represent as they learn to read;
Art develops fine-motor skills, necessary prerequisites for writing;
Art develops patience, sustained attention, and self-regulation (that is, control of impulsivity);
Art serves as a bridge between one’s mind and the real world;
Art cultivates one of the multiple intelligences identified by Harvard University’s Howard Gardner;
Art develops the whole brain and the whole child.
Excerpt from “Drawing and the Brain” by Kenneth A. Wesson