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When looking at art, eyes are often drawn to the foreground of the canvas, which can leave out many details and not tell the whole story a painting has to offer. The process of analyzing and looking deeper into works of art would be common in a perfect world; its lessons can be universal. Everyone should study art because it increases skills that can be used for many things. Art can reframe views of the world as well as condition the mind to look past quick judgments. Art teaches one to slow down and analyze situations before acting and may also teach that what is absent in a situation may be as important as what is present. My presentation will discuss these three primary skills that people can develop through looking deeper into and understanding art. While art may not appeal to everyone, skills learned through its study can be used in many facets of life.

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Logan, UT


art, skill development, education, reframe


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Art as an Educator

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