As a homeschooling mom, I tend to forget art education in favor of the so-called academic subjects. Now is a good time to remind myself that that should not be so.
I want my children to learn art because…
… there will be loose ends to account for
if I let them go just knowing how to color in one direction
and without going past the picture outline.
… I didn’t get enough art education myself
and studying art with my children will fill in the gap.
… art and historical museums are some of the most welcoming and coziest places on earth,
and I want them to feel just that when they enter these places.
… I believe that one can learn about order, in its true sense, through art.
… when they study the hard sciences, I want them to know how to find art there, too.
… God reached us through the works of the masters, and I don’t want them to miss the experience.
… I want them to never lose their sense of wonder.