If you have been in an art class, you will find a number of students who are dedicated and eager to tackle the latest political and social issue on their artwork. It is not that uncommon that you will see a painting with literacy theme, poverty, inequality and others. Artists believe that the better way to convey their growing concerns about the community is through their work. Leadership values emerge when we highly encourage the kids to engage in the national issue that has a great social impact. It is regarded as experiential education that aims to hone the leadership skills on the students. Here are some of the leadership attributes that the art students can learn.
5 Key Attributes of Leaders Developed with Art Education
Creativity is simply the most evident skill that you can develop through art education. The artist constantly reminds himself that the painting is more than just the decorative and aesthetic feature. He should be aware that it is more of a problem-solving. Most of the conventional education will promote seeking for a creative solution to a particular issue; however, artists are aiming to seek for a solution that goes beyond the existing understanding of the issue. They go beyond the border of what is ‘acceptable’. This is a prime quality that makes a great leader.
Parents who want their children to find new sensibilities and ideas should encourage them to take risk. Art education encourages the students to have the skills and the assurance to create things in an unorthodox and unconventional ways. A great leader knows how to go beyond the ordinary when it is needed. They are prepared to accept the criticism for their action. The artist has no fear to be different, and they are open to new ideas.
Any leaders will tell you that it is sad to be sitting alone at the top. Art students will be nurtured and will be obliged to bravely face their fear, embrace their true persona in order to unleash their potential. It is true that art education also encourage a collaborative work and effort but frequently, those students who are in a collaborative work has already managed to gain self-knowledge.
The great leaders of the world have a knack on determining the behavior and the mood of their surroundings. An artist is a great observer. It is further developed while the art student is creating his artwork. Art education nurtures this skill of observation and advanced it if necessary.
Before starting with their artwork, an artist has to create a comprehensive project planning. They are already aware that the projects that they are doing will not bear fruit in a matter of days. Sometimes it may take months before they will be able to witness the fruit of their labor. Planning skill is also great in developing the fortitude and character of the art student.
Contrary to what others believe, art is more than just the aesthetic appeal. The great artist uses their medium in order to tackle the social issue which ultimately develops their leadership skills.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.