In formal schools you can learn almost everything but generally not art. Art is not taught enough to raise qualified artists in formal schools. In that case, can non-formal schools be a way to raise qualified artists?
Art is important for a nation to survive and develop. Without art our country would succumb. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey, once said “A nation without art will have one of it’s vital veins ruptured.” This statement of Atatürk always reminds us how important art is. Then, how can we keep our country afloat? First, as you think formal schools are the best for education and development for an individual and so, a nation. However, not all the formal schools teach art or they do not teach good enough. As a result, qualified artist are not being raised.
Secondly, because formal schools are not teaching art, non-formal schools and special courses are our only hope. Also we need to encourage people to learn art because without requests to learn art, art courses will be ineffective too. To encourage people to learn art, we need to show that art is so important and necessary. We need to show that there are less artists and nations’ cultural heritage are getting damaged.
As I said, non-formal schools are the only hope, we need to be careful while educating the students who go to non-formal school. If we educate them wrong, our only hope would be lost. Teaching them will be a long, hard way because there are not many artists left. Therefore, there are less leaders to lead our new artists in this long, hard way.
To learn artist maybe you can have a tutor but learning with others together would be better and more effective. Together people can learn from each other easily. Also skills and informations can spread out freely where there are more people. This can help us to raise more artist easier.
To conclude, in this world, there are very few artists and without them this world would collapse. We must raise artists to save our world and all the cultures of it. We must protect our legacies.