I's a fact; Children who are infused with and surrounded by art work well together, have better balance, interact with others on a higher level and stay centered in a positive frame of mind. Children infused with art generally do not resort to violence as a means of expression and grow up to be higher functioning and positive adults.
Now, since art has been almost completely eliminated from the school systems, our youth and young adults suffer from depression, resort to violence and have a higher rate of suicide. In fact, suicides have TRIPLED in the last 30 years coinciding with the removal of art programs from the schools by mandate 30 years ago.
And it seems that all we hear about are the violent acts 18 to 22 year olds perpetrate on society, especially back at the school systems which is evidenced by the horrors of Columbine and more recently Virginia Tech and Illinois University, naming only a few . . .
With UAMI centers across the country, we can bring that balance back to today's youth instructing them on positive emotional expression using the language of art. The facts are that a child infused with art expresses emotions, is generally happier, excels in their school work and studies, and handles societal pressures on a much higher level than those who are not.