Teaching Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts boost kids’ and young people’s imagination and creativity. A growing number of teachers therefore include them in their lessons including subjects such as science, math and humanity. In addition, arts and crafts allow pupils to learn about art, develop their artistic skills and have fun at the same time.

In the selection of arts and crafts projects, teachers should consider the following factors:


Teaching arts and crafts does not have to be limited to hands-on projects alone. In order to improve cultural education, the pupils should not only learn how to do art but about art as well. But to provide them high quality cultural education, kids should also have the opportunity to experience the art scene in the first hand. Learning about art therefore should not be limited to the classroom. Instead, the pupils should be occasionally taken to galleries, museums, cultural events, etc.. Many children and young people visit prominent cultural events and institutions with their parents but those who come from poor families often do not have the opportunity to experience the world of art outside school.