Art and Art Education

What is the role of Art and Art Education?

This is what we (Schools 4.0 Lanka) believe (prelude to video in this article) :

And here’s the “Art and the Kannangara Report” link from the video:

Indeed. The joy of doing something is found in much of the things tha happens in a household. Cooking is a joy for some men and women. Keeping the environment and surroundings clean and tidy is a joy for some. Just as much as reading a book is joy for some, watching a movie for some. Often the joyful things we do are termed as “hobbies” whereas the rest we do - because we " have to".

It is hard to say whether it is the result people are looking for alone, because that is the only the output others can experience and not the process. Maybe that is why many people would respond in terms of the result. On the other hand, we get conditioned very very early on in life (no matter where you live in the world) criteria for success as output that others can see, in terms of an exam result, a leaderboard in a virtual game, the medals from a sports meet etc. Why do so many virtual games pitch individuals or teams pitched against the other? The thrill of competition is exciting and enticing. I have often witnessed that winning is more important than participating. Whether it is a game of table tennis at home or not, more than the joy of continuing to play, it feels good to beat the opponent than the thrill of sending the ping pong from one side of the table to the other! Why do is it that there is not much enjoyment in just plating? Dont many of us want to win? What is that thrill in a win? Are we hard-wired in our brains from hunter-gather times where a win meant success at a hunt? In that case Are men more hard wired for a win than women? We have many systems and structures in place, to compare our outward result against another. Given these conditions in our environment, I am not surprised that a piece of art is evaluated from the output/result than of process (and joy of the creator in doing so)