This is so true. I do believe that we were all born creative, we were brought up with crayons, paint and loads of wonderful creative toys. We got our fingers dirty, we explored different medium and never questioned if it was good art or bad art.
But as we get older our school curriculum changed and we were told that if we weren't good with academic subjects then we were inadequate. But yet intuition and creativity is the highest form of intelligence.
To take it one step further, I do believe that creativity such as art, music, photography are just as important as literacy.
As an artist, I know we are guided by our intuition and we are good at solving problems because we think beyond the horizon. I also know that creative people cope well under pressure because we are imaginative and we are comfortable with the the unconventional. Therefore to cast creatives as inadequate in a conventional school system, would be the worst thing to do to their self confidence.
Just imagine if art classes are just as important as academic classes, wouldn't the world be more balance? The society will be function at it's maximum potential because everyone is given a chance to enhance their gift to better the world.
Here is a quote that adds to my argument that Creativity is just as important as literacy.
Mr. Robinson, an international education adviser said "Creativity is as important now in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
So my dear creatives, I do believe that we need to change our school system so that there is more emphasis in the field of art. We are not made from the same mold and let's embrace our differences instead and utilize our talents to make the world a better place.
With honor in mind and in spirit,
all my best,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.