Why Art Camp for Your Child this Summer?
What have you got planned for your kids this Summer? Maybe you’ll be taking your family on an amazing adventure to a new environment or a new culture, to see some beautiful sights or enjoy the good earth. Maybe you’ll be taking advantage of some academic enrichment camps or classes to help your child catch up or get ahead in reading, science, or math over the summer. Sports camps can provide kids with physical development, a new skill, and social interaction. Many children develop self-confidence in learning and mastering a sport. While taking a break from the rigor of a regular school day, summer can provide the opportunity for enhanced learning and new experiences for kids. For a good balance of adventure, learning, fun, social interaction, creativity, self-confidence and personal development, consider the benefits of your child enrolling in an art camp this summer!
Research shows that the arts provide a valuable link to learning and success. The arts can stimulate young minds with creative exploration, self expression, and new concepts which have proven useful in many aspects of life. A report by Americans for the Arts states that:
“Young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, to participate in a math and science fair, to be elected to class office, likely to have higher SAT scores, and are less likely to drop out of school than children who do not participate.”
The report goes on to state that:
“[art education strengthens problem-solving and innovative thinking skills and] increases academic performance overall, resulting in not only better students, but better human beings.”
The California Alliance for Arts Education recently reported that arts education helps students become globally competitive by developing their abilities for communication. Art provides a unique way for children to express themselves. Communication with new friends and expression of emotions through art creation can influence how kids communicate at home, school, and with other adults. Doing art with groups also helps children learn an appreciation of different perspectives. They observe how other kids create different kinds of artwork based on the same instructions, helping them to be open to different ideas.
Gain a Sense of Achievement
Art camps provide a safe, non-threatening, non-competitive environment where there is not a “right and wrong” answer. Away from the constant stimulation of being entertained by television and video games, children learn for themselves through trial and error, how to work through problems, find solutions, and finish a project. When kids complete a project in an art camp, they feel a sense of achievement and completion. They can’t wait to take home their artwork to remember their experience and to share it with others.
Did we Mention FUN??
For adventure, learning, social interaction, creativity, personal development, self-confidence and FUN…the benefits of enrolling your child in an art camp provides the perfect balance! Cordovan Art School has won awards year after year for hosting the “Best Art Camps” in the Austin and Houston areas. There are 4 studios in Houston: Katy, Sugar Land, Spring, and The Woodlands. In Austin, studios are in Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Northwest Austin and Southwest Austin. Camps are for kids from 5-16. Full Day and Half-day Camps are available with opportunities for extended hours for childcare. Camps will run this summer from May 30th – August 18th. Each week brings new themes like Live Animals, Anime, Superheros & Villains, Pokemon, Sea Life, Fantasy Art, Painting and Pottery Art, Creative Ceramics, Outer Space, Jurassic Park and many more! There is something for everyone with over 40 camp themes.
And a SALE!
The Early-Bird Camp Sale is on NOW. You can get $50 off of any 5 Day Art Camp until January 31st.