Art education helps children become acquainted with the artistic and cultural aspects of their world. This domain is especially concerned with those aspects of cultural heritage that people have used over the course of time to give form and meaning to their existence. Art education is also concerned with the acquisition of knowledge about modern artistic and cultural diversity. This takes place both in school and via regular interaction with society. Through art education, children learn to open their minds: they observe paintings and sculptures, they listen to music, they enjoy language and movement. Art education also encourages them to appreciate cultural and artistic works of expression in the world around them.
When possible, subjects are chosen that can be related to other learning areas. This way, education becomes more cohesive and therefore more meaningful for children. But above all, the authentic contribution made by art education is to stimulate children in their development.