Modern Batik Art – Empowering Youth

Image Courtesy: David Kibuuka
Image Courtesy: David Kibuuka

If you are a parent, you are probably wondering if art education is good for your child. The facts are that art education makes a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the “learning field” across socio-economic boundaries. Here are a few points why your child needs art education:

  • Art has a measurable impact on youth at risk in deterring delinquent behaviour and truancy problems while also increasing overall academic performance among those youth engaged in after school and holiday programmes targeted toward delinquency prevention.
  • It strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.
  • Art helps students develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
  • It can help troubled youth, providing an alternative to destructive behavior and another way for students to approach learning.
  • It provides another opportunity for parental, community, and business involvement with schools, including arts and humanities organizations.
  • Art helps all students develop more appreciation and understanding of the world around them.

Looking at the points above, what then can a parent do to become an art advocate? One suggestion for parents is to collaborate effectively with other parents, teachers, principals and the local community to build, support and sustain ongoing arts instruction for all children.

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My name is Emilia Tan. The founder and the owner of myBatik Magazine.

7 thoughts on “Modern Batik Art – Empowering Youth

  • August 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm
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    hi, his blog is very useful for me in finding references about batik

  • April 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm
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    Not bad article, but I really miss that you didn’t express your opinion, but ok you just have different approach

  • February 15, 2010 at 11:34 am
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    Modern batik art rocks… I would like to get a copy of the magazinewith the modern batik write up..
    Sincerely.
    David Kibuuka

  • January 25, 2010 at 10:36 am
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    Dear Aminah,

    Glad to have you as a reader. We appreciate your support and wish you success in your batik endeavours.

    Sincerely,
    The Editor

  • January 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm
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    Your magazines are truly affordable. It gives me a lot of saving each time for my batik pattern research. Thank you for that.

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