Art is all around us.
They are the things people create for others to see and appreciate.
Art is not just paintings and sculptures you see in museums.
They include the music video you may have watched last night on
television and the pottery bowls you might have seen at a crafts
fair. They include forms of art created for everyday use, like
a pattern on wallpaper or a study lamp for your desk.
In some cultures, young people learn to
create and appreciate art by watching adults create it. Most
students in industrialized countries today study art in school. as
you are doing now.
This activity will help you to
understand and appreciate many kinds of art. It will help you
to develop your skills in creating art-expressing feelings that
cannot be put into words.
Some of the artworks that you will
study are important records of history. You might find some of
them so inspiring and imaginative that you will never forget them.
You will also learn to see how many ways art is part of your
As you look around the room, it is on
the walls, the clothes you are wearing, the computer screen that you
are looking at and it affects every aspect of your life. It is
You are now ready to develop your