Since arts experiences offer other modes and ways of experiencing and learning, children will have opportunities to think and feel as they explore, problem solve, express, interpret, and evaluate the process and the results. To watch a child completely engaged in an arts experience is to recognize that the brain is on, driven by the aesthetic and emotional imperative to make meaning, to say something, to represent what matters.

The Arts Go to School, David Booth and Masayuki Hachiya, eds. (Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers, 2004), p.15

The arts foster students to explore and express themselves in multiple ways and forms including dance, drama and music. This allows one to discover and interpret the world around them and develop creativity. Arts provides unique opportunity by integrating student’s sensory, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities. STEAM has integrated Art in STEM learning to develop new ideas, increasing efficiency and to be innovative. 

  • Visual and fine arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Language arts
  • Design and new media