Digital art classes prepare students for the future

Study International | August 07, 2019

In the not-so-distant past, schools and educators advocated STEM education to close the digital skills gap and ensure students are job-ready once they graduate. While STEM is still important, it has been expanded to include the arts – known as STEAM education. This is because arts integration in schools equips students with certain skills that will be useful and vital to succeed in an uncertain future, such as creativity and innovative thinking. Digital art classes are a good way to develop transferable skills in kids and equip them for all types of jobs. Cedrick Dawson, a former teacher at G-Star Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs, founded the Dawson Digital Art School four years ago for this purpose. Seeing that students were at risk of being inadequately prepared for the future workplace, he “made it his mission to close the information gap and provide local students with the digital skills needed to succeed in multiple industries,” according to PalmBeachPost. The Dawson Digital Art School teaches students from elementary to college-level 3D modelling and animation skills used in professions such as arts and entertainment, gaming, architecture and interior design. He designs online curricula that suits different learning styles, scaffolding lessons and differentiating instruction according to age groups.

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