54+ Best Art Education Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Art Education Quotes

I’ve worked with more than 50 directors ,and I’ve paid attention since day one. That’s pretty much been my education, apart from studying art history and shooting with my own cameras. I’ve seen 50 different sets of mistakes and 50 different ways of achieving. You just leave the bad part out. — Tommy Lee Jones

Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state’s education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art. — Wendy Davis

Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind. — Lynda Resnick

In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education. — Camille Paglia

The School of the Art Institute is an extraordinary teaching institution by the fact that it believes that active studio artists are good teachers. That may seem an obvious statement, but in higher education, it is often the student’s course evaluations that win the day with administrators. — Michelle Grabner

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. — George Bernard Shaw

At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall. — Peter Maxwell Davies

Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk! — Bette Midler

I grew up in an non-athletic family, where my parents were interested in music, in literature, in education and art. — Bill Walton

In England, we’d leave school at 15 and go on to a college, and I went to further education in a town called Welling Garden City. I fully immersed myself in bohemia there, which included poetry and modern art, jazz, philosophy, social radicalism. — Donovan

Education is the art of making man ethical. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Our cultural industries are our biggest export, our biggest manufacturing base. Every pound spent on art education brings disproportionately large returns. It’s the biggest bang for our buck. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In fact, the more you put in, the greater the successes for the U.K. economy. — Cornelia Parker

My father, a math professor in Hong Kong, worked as an electrical engineer here. My mother was an art teacher, but once we came to the United States, she went back to school and became certified as a special-education teacher. — Clara Shih

I got alright GCSEs, but I was lost. I didn’t know what to do, whether to continue with education, go to uni, go to art school – then again, I was like, ‘Maybe I should just go and get a job, start early and make money.’ — King Krule

In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible. — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought. — Mikhail Baryshnikov

I like art with a sense of humor. I don’t have a huge art education to understand everything. I don’t think that means that art has to be watered down to the lowest common denominator, though. I don’t think you have to go to college to be able appreciate great art, but I like art that doesn’t take itself too seriously. — Kathleen Hanna

At this point in my life – age 24 – I have chosen a fairly strange path that not many are walking. I am a professional spoken word poet who tours the world performing and teaching. I run an organization called Project VOICE dedicated to using this art form as an education and empowerment tool in schools and communities of all kinds. — Sarah Kay

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art. — Barry Commoner

I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth. — Pratibha Patil

When I think how art education is eliminated whenever we get a budget crunch in the schools, I have to stand up and say that even when there was dire poverty ten blocks away from Tiffany Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there was art and creativity within. — Susan Vreeland

I think I was interested in history without knowing it and that became very clear when I arrived in France. Everything that I was really interested in was there, but I knew nothing, no education, no art education, no education beyond high school. It was extremely overwhelming and it still is. — John Howe

I was a Fine Art major. You do a bit of everything until the final year, when you specialise. I did pencil drawing and sculpture. It’s a pretty well-rounded fine art education. I thought that it was viable option to make a living out of art. I’m not sure if I was thinking realistically; maybe I never was. But it had great appeal. — Timothy Olyphant

Many people think that being a graphic designer means going to an expensive art school and buying expensive software that will cost you thousands of dollars. This is so far from the truth. There are hundreds of online education centers that offer top-notch graphic design training. — Fabrizio Moreira

My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education. — Spike Lee

I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people. — Mikhail Baryshnikov

The art of natural education consists in ignoring the faults of children nine times out of ten, in avoiding immediate interference, which is usually a mistake, and devoting one’s whole vigilance to the control of the environment in which the child is growing up, to watching the education which is allowed to go on by itself. — Ellen Key

The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn’t make a profit, it’s invalid, and art doesn’t make a profit in that sense. — Peter Maxwell Davies

I’ve loved the opportunity to learn about the fashion world and appreciate it as an art form, and I look forward to my continued education, but I never want it to take over my acting. — Lupita Nyong’o

Just as sport can, art has the capacity to cross so many boundaries like education, race and religion. — Susie Wolff

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics. — Lynn Swann

The best teachers, one hopes, don’t shout at their students – because they are skilled at wooing as well as demanding the best efforts of others. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, this wooing was a sufficiently fine art in itself to be the central focus of education. — Tom Chatfield

I’m a book guy first, and my education came from two encyclopedias. One was an encyclopedia of health, so I became morbidly obsessed with anatomy, and I thought I had trichinosis, an aneurism, jaundice! And then an encyclopedia of art. — Guillermo del Toro

Whenever education budgets get tightened, art programs are the first to get cut. Like the enduring popularity of reality TV, this never ceases to amaze me. — Lynda Resnick

My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn’t visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn’t work. — Mark Mothersbaugh

What I hear every day on talk radio is America’s lack of education – and I don’t mean lack of college degrees. I mean lack of the basic art of democracy, the ability to seek the great truths that can come only by synthesizing the small truths possessed by each of us. — Donella Meadows

Ruskin’s concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone. — Robert Hewison

The biggest thing is education for young chefs and how they should focus on one cuisine rather than trying to imitate too many. It’s like art – you can see the cycles from many past artists and new artists being inspired by past artists. — Daniel Boulud

It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. — Robert E. Howard

The thing that’s carried over from my visual-art education into what I do musically is my openness. — Black Thought

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology. — Edward Thorndike

My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled – even though it meant budgeting like crazy. — Jennifer Garner

Were I to be appointed Secretary of Education, I’d issue a prospectus for a compulsory nationwide high school course called ‘The American Experience in Art.’ — Terry Teachout

Family business management is a discipline that has evolved from an art into a science. The market for this line of education has been created by the growing recognition of family-run companies that shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits. — Sanjaya Baru

If I ever go back to college, I’d study art education. — Frankie Cosmos

Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s when my dad had an art gallery, one of the things that frustrated me was the world seemed so tiny, and to appreciate contemporary art, you needed a history of art, a formal education. I was more interested in the people, and that’s why I went into the movie business in the first place. — Jason Blum

My education in the arts began at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a Cleveland child, I visited the museum’s halls and corridors, gallery spaces and shows, over and over. For me, the Cleveland Museum was a school of my very own – the place where my eyes opened, my tastes developed, my ideas about beauty and creativity grew. — Agnes Gund

We believed that there’s no such thing as good art or bad art. Art is art. If it’s bad, it’s something else. It was a much, much harder line in the ’50s and ’60s than it is now, because the idea of art education didn’t exist – they didn’t have a fine arts program when I was a kid. — Billy Al Bengston

Even though education was key in my family, I had no access to museums or art where we lived. I was a bit starved. — L’Wren Scott

We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading. — Maria Montessori

I love and collect contemporary art and go to all the art fairs. I love Damien Hirst and Matthew Barney. I grew up in Italy and had a humanistic education in philosophy and literature – things I love and appreciate. People are richer and more complex than just their day-to-day professional pursuits might suggest. — Nouriel Roubini

I love games. I honestly can’t imagine working with any other medium. I guess it would be akin to an artist who’s doing commercial art and then goes into education, but it really frees you up to do all other kinds of creative stuff. — Brenda Brathwaite

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few. — William Morris

I remember that – you know, I didn’t receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling. — Eduardo Galeano

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