The value of art in the classroom is sadly, significantly underestimated.

Using art to enhance virtually every subject can dramatically change the attitudes, interest and learning curve of even the most challenging students. Art provides opportunities in problem solving and creative thinking. Its impact on self-esteem can be life-changing. Art requires an open mind, focus and perseverance in an often challenging situation. As is true in life, the answers to these challenges always lie within the individual.

Jobs of the future will require creativity in problem solving and the ability to go far beyond traditional thinking. Including art in the classroom offers opportunities to enhance many important life skills through involvement in a creative, non threatening experience.

The Arts Collaborative was founded in 2014. The organizations mission is to promote arts education for children, thereby enhancing their social and emotional development and their academic achievement.‚Äč