3 Benefits of Showcasing Student Art in the Classroom

In K-12 education, where subjects like math, science and language often take center stage, the importance of art can sometimes be overlooked. 

Contrary to popular belief that art class is simply learning how to draw or paint, it offers so much more value than just making art. It provides students with opportunities to express themselves creatively, develop critical thinking skills and cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Studies have also found that students enrolled in arts education programs are 5 times less likely to drop out of school and 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

And apart from the art-making process, displaying student art also has several benefits:

1. Boosts student self-esteem.

One of the biggest benefits of showcasing student art in the classroom is the sense of pride and accomplishment students feel. This can help boost their self-esteem and make them more confident in their abilities.

2. Encourages creativity.

When students see their classmates' artwork, they are inspired to be more creative themselves. They may try new techniques or experiment with different materials. This can help them to develop their artistic skills and learn new ways to express themselves.

3. Fosters a positive classroom environment.

When student art is displayed in the classroom, it creates a sense of unity and belonging. It shows that the school values the arts and the work of its students. This can help to build a stronger sense of community and create a positive classroom environment. 

How to Showcase Student Art

Displaying student artwork can be done effectively using a variety of display cases designed for showcasing items. 

Access Display Case

Featuring three adjustable glass shelves, our Access Display Case is an aesthetic option to display student art. The sliding glass doors and sides allow easy viewing of the showcased items while maintaining security with a locking mechanism. The cabinets also come with lighting (installation may be required according to local codes). 

access display case

Perspective Canvas Door Display Cabinet

If you’re working with a tight or small space, our Perspective Canvas Door Display Cabinet is the perfect solution! This storage cabinet not only provides ample storage space but also features doors that are covered with black canvas mesh that provides the perfect space for hanging artwork. 

perspective canvas door display cabinet

Let’s Transform Your Art Classroom

At Diversified Spaces, we understand the importance of a solid arts education and offer a range of furniture solutions to help outfit your art classroom. Reach out today to discover how we can help create an environment where creativity thrives and student artwork is celebrated!