Simple ways to encourage young artists

If parents recognize the value of art, students are more likely to follow suit and reap all the rewards that art education provides. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – No two students are the same. Some students may love to read and naturally gravitate toward English class, while others may be fascinated by the world around them and find nothing stokes their academic passions quite like the study of physics. A passion for a given subject can make students more excited about school. But what about students with a passion for art? Many school districts have cut back on fine arts classes. For example, a recent analysis of data from the State Department of Education in Oklahoma found that schools in the Sooner State cut more than 1,100 fine arts classes between 2014 and 2018. In the face of such budget cuts, parents may need to take a more active role in support of their children’s passion for art. The following are some ways parents can
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