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Children's books about visual arts and artists, especially painting, drawing, and sculpture.

What the Arts Teach

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  1. Make good judgments
  2. There is more than one solution
  3. See the world in many ways
  4. Purposes are seldom fixed
  5. Words do not exhaust what we can know
  6. Small differences can have large effects
  7. Think through and within a material
  8. Learn to say what cannot be said
  9. Discover what we are feeling
  10. What adults believe is important

Condensed from Elliot Eisner's "The Arts and the Creation of Mind" (2002).

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The original layout for this page was created by Karen Morris, last updated July 2016 by Shannon Bowman.