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The POWER of Creativity: 3 Printable Creativity Exercises

Text reads, "The Power of Creativity" Image shown is a hand holding a light bulb that is reaching out of a box. Creativity Exercises


Why would you want to take an Art Class? Why would we want to complete Creativity Exercises?

Did you know? According to a report from Americans for the Arts, students who participate in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Art education can be a catalyst for success across various subjects. 

A study by the College Board reported that students with coursework or experience in the arts scored 91 points higher on their SATs than students with no arts participation. Creativity cultivated through art
education can have a tangible impact on standardized test performance.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills found that creativity is one of the top skills sought by employers. Art education equips students with the imaginative thinking necessary for success in today’s job market.

A report by the University of Sydney’s Professor Michael Anderson showed that students engaged in art education develop improved problem-solving skills, a crucial attribute in a rapidly changing world.

These statistics illuminate the profound impact of creativity and art education on high school students.  Not only does it enhance academic achievement and standardized test scores, but it also equips students with essential skills for career success and personal growth. As a high school art teacher, you have the privilege and responsibility to nurture the creativity of your students, and in doing so, you’re preparing
them for a brighter, more imaginative future.  Does your curriculum focus on problem solving?  Do you stress the importance of creativity in your classroom? Do you use Creativity Exercises?

I want to encourage you! Your job is SO important!  Your role is not just teaching art; it’s fostering the next generation of innovative thinkers and creators who will shape the world with their unique perspectives and talents.  

I wrote about this topic before in my blog post:  What Does Art 1 Teach? 

If you are interested in adding some more Creativity Exercises to your Art Classes, I have a few resources for that in my TPT store.  Check out these resources below and click the image to see more info. 


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Hi, I’m Erin!

I’ve been a high school art teacher at a rural school in WV for the past 14 years. I teach Art 1, AP Art + Design, Art 2 and 3. 
I’m a little obsessed with my sweet husband. Together we have FOUR kids and a rescue dog named Boomer! 
I love a bad pun and terrible dad jokes. I spend time looking at MBTI memes, cooking, listening to serial killer podcasts and Harry Potter audiobooks on repeat. I also teach yoga and indoor cycling. Click the button below to learn more about me. 

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