Why Is Creativity Important?

To complement our evolving collection of resources to support visual arts exploration in the classroom and community, AccessArt is creating a series of resources which help teachers explore Pedagogy in Practice.

Explore why it is important that we protect time and space for creativity in the classroom.


Why teaching art in Primary School is still important. Transcript of presentation made by Sheila Ceccarelli the SPAEDA Annual Art Conference, stressing the importance of creativity for each and every child at school. Read More.

Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli discuss who gives us permission to make, why it’s important, and how we give permission to others. Presented at the Houses of Parliament, at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design Education. Read More. 

Use our Manifesto for Making to start a conversation around why we make. Read More. 

Why do teachers need parents to ask: “What did my child make with their hands today?”. Read More. 

If we want a world full of innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers, we need to enable and sustain making from a very young age. Read More. 

Dr Fay Penrose from Liverpool University shares why visual literacy, visual arts and dexterity skills are helpful in building understanding and knowledge in science. Read More. 

A research article exploring how attending life classes can positively affect body image in teenagers. Read More.

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