• Why is Art important for you and your child?

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    The arts encourage self-directed learning, helping to develop the capacity to strive for greater success.
    Each art form brings special ways of perceiving the world and mentally organizing and retrieving information, utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    The arts are essential to an understanding of personal, local, national and global cultures, past and present.

    The arts help to provide experiences for students to continue to become lifelong learners after they reach adulthood, creating awareness that learning is a never-ending process.   
    The arts also encompass all areas of study (math, science, social science, technology, language arts, etc) which allows for expansion on previous knowledge.  

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  • Where can I find quality art supplies for my child?

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    Stores that might be helpful in the art supply search are:
     •Dick Blick (Danada Sq.)- receive emails on sales in store
    •Carlsons (Downtown Wheaton)
    •Joann Fabrics (newspaper has 40% off coupons)
    •Michaels (newspaper has 40% off coupons)
    •Hobby Lobby
    •Pearl (Chicago)

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  • Where can I find resources to enrich my child in the arts outside of school?

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    Click here for Interactive Art Websites.

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