Creative encounters describes an artistic interaction where participants bring their individual skills and share in the act of creation.
Special-needs students interact with other students in the art studio. Instructors give feedback in the presentation of students' art among their peers.
Art allows for emotional expression, which benefits all students. Other academic subjects do not provide an outlet for emotion.
Arts integration provides a platform for learning other subjects. History can be role-played among special-needs students. Dance can provide physical activity. Natural science is absorbed in tracing different kinds of tree leaves.
Art integration benefits special-needs students by fostering creativity. Creative encounters balance the power structure of teacher and student.
Teachers are dependent upon the engagement of their students for progression into the next phase of an art project.
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