The pair, who joined us from the National Museum of Wildlife Art, also discussed how to encourage children in their own art making. As Milessa stated, "Studies have shown that children who are involved in the arts are more confident, happier, and less stressed. They are also more independent, better communicators, and are more creative. They are more likely to love learning, and more motivated to want to go to school. One interesting study tested the children’s saliva for the stress hormone, cortisol, before and after participation in an art class. Children had lower levels of the stress hormone after the art class compared to before the art class!"
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