UNESCO Launches a Second online Art-Therapy Course #ArtConnects for Children and Adolescents With Special Needs

UNESCO inclusive education programme #ArtConnects for Children and Adolescents With Special Needs

In celebration of International Arts Education Week , UNESCO with support of the Kazakhstan Federation of UNESCO Clubs is launching a second online art therapy course for children and adolescents with special needs from 1 to 12 June 2021.

Art, in all its diversity, is an essential component of a comprehensive education for the full development of the individual. Today, the skills, values and behaviors promoted by arts education are more paramount than ever. These competencies – creativity, collaboration, and imaginative problem solving – develop resiliency, nurture appreciation of cultural diversity and freedom of expressions, and cultivate innovation and critical thinking skills. As a vector of dialogue in the loftiest sense, art speeds up social inclusion and tolerance in our multicultural, connected societies.

Art brings us closer together. A painting, an artefact, a piece of ancestral music speaks volumes about the history of civilizations and the ties that bind them. It makes us to feel and to understand what unites humanity in the diversity of its cultures and expressions and thus contributing to our bright and sustainable future.

We invite all children and adolescents with special needs, special health risks, or vulnerable groups to dive into the art world, enjoy arts diversity and improve their creative skills through #ArtConnects online course.

More information about the course is available on the website http://ru.unesco.kz/unesco-launches-the-second-online-art-therapy-course-artconnects-for-children-and