Today is World Art Day which was created in 2011 at the General Assembly of the International Association of Art in Guadalajara, Mexico. April 15 was selected for World Art Day because this is also the birthday of famed painter, sculptor, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
World Art Day is also an international celebration of the fine arts that’s sponsored by the International Association of Arts.
What’s the Reason Behind This Holiday?
This holiday is to encourage people all over the globe to appreciate all forms of art, and to stress the importance of art education classes in public schools.
How Can I Celebrate World Art Day?
There are many ways you can celebrate World Art Day, such as:
- Visiting a museum and/or art gallery
- Experimenting with a new form of art
- Introducing a child to a form or work of art you enjoy
- Buying a piece of artwork for your home or office
- Donating to an arts-oriented cause
- Helping support and promote a local artist in your community
Where Can I Learn More About Art and Art History?
Anyone interested in art and art history should consider getting an Associate of Applied Business in Art and Design from Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH.
In only two-years students can graduate with their Associate of Applied Business in Art and Design degree.
What Are Some of the Advantages of Getting This Degree?
One of the many advantages from getting this degree is the wide range of career options degree holders will have to choose from. In conjunction, the following statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indeed.com illustrate the number of new jobs in this industry that will become available between 2012-2022:
- Fine Artists (Painters/Illustrators) — 7,900
- Exhibit Designers —3,700
- Ceramicists — 3,100
- Commercial Designers — 12,100
- Curators —14,100
- Gallery Associates — 13,300
- Glassblowers — 17,250
- Photographers — 20,300
- Graphic Designers — 86,000
To find out more about Hocking College’s Art and Design Program, contact Program Manager Whitney Goller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (740) 753-6425.