Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso

Milford Elementary School has become a part of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Art Learning Program. This program will enable us to bring a art-rich education to our students.

Art teaches children:

  • To make good judgements about qualitative relationships.
  • That problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  • To celebrate multiple perspectives.
  • That in complex forms of problem solving, purpose are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and opportunity.
  • The fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.
  • That small differences can have large effects.
  • To think through and within a material.
  • To learn to say what sometimes cannot be said.
  • To experience the world in ways we cannot through any other source.

Some Ideas for Creating Art At Home:

  • Provide different materials for children to use to create art.
  • Provide lots of moments for pretending a playing by making up stories together in various ways.
  • Use a hand held video camera or smartphone and make a 5 minute film.
  • Make funny faces or sculptures out of food.
  • Take children to museums, concerts, plays and/or art shows.

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