The Importance of showcasing Art at school

What better way to demonstrate the importance placed on the creative thinking of children than by prominently displaying their artwork!

Teachers who display art know the positive impact it can have on a student’s self-esteem. They know how it can build self-confidence and help students express themselves. In the art studio when I change displays the children arrive and are very excited to see the new work. The younger children are keen to see what they will aspire to as they move up the school and the older children love to see the adorable images the Pre-prep children have created.

On the 25th November we are launching an upper school Art Exhibition giving the opportunity for all parents to see the work that is being produced at the top of the school. Our Art Scholars will also be showcasing their work that they are preparing for their scholarships in 2024!

As art teachers we know that it gives parents a glimpse into what their children are thinking and what they are learning. It is a great way to encourage communication and interaction within families who attend an art show. It promotes questions, such as, “Tell me about your artwork?” “What is the name of the artist who inspired you?” or maybe, “Wow! How did you do that?” Often it encourages further discussion with visitors and family members at the dinner table or during a family outing to a museum, continuing the learning process into the home and the community.