As we lift pieces of sushi from our plates, we taste it. As we slip on our headphones, we hear it. And as we stroll past paint-ridden canvases, jaw dropping photos and meticulously crafted drawings, we see it.
We may not always realize it, but we witness the creation of art on a daily basis. Art has no bounds when it comes to flavors, colors, sounds and feelings. Art also knows no age. Anybody can create artwork and oftentimes, it helps shape who we are as individuals.
Earlier this month, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston recognized the Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable mention winners for the Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Given to only a handful of Massachusetts students in grades 7 through 12, the award highlights young students at the top of their craft. Out of 17,500 pieces of visual and literary artwork entered into the competition, two students received $70,000 scholarships to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and two others received $5,000 scholarships. Painted by Olivia Lai
Gold Key award winners had their artwork on display at the EF Education First office in Cambridge, MA from March 5th to March 20th. As the world leader in international education, EF believes that art, like travelling, helps students grow as individuals.
“Creative expression through art and writing helps students step outside their comfort zones and learn new things about themselves and the world in a way that is very similar to the immersive cultural experiences we offer at EF,” said Edward Hult, CEO, EF North America.”
Whether it is painting, music, photography or dance, art opens us up to new forms of creative expression and helps us learn about ourselves in the process. Similarly, traveling outside of our local communities and experiencing new cultures can lead to us discovering who we are as people and broaden our global perspective.
Immerse your students in a new creative experience on EF Explore America’s New York City: Visual Arts tour!