Technology can be applied to artistic pursuits — Photoshop, music recording, video editing — and Tech Page One reports that technology is pushing art education forward via the “cyber arts.”
This means that traditional art forms such as painting, drawing, and sculpture are no longer the only ways students express themselves creatively in school. With the growing pressure to balance budgets in light of growing costs, art programs in schools are usually the first to be cut in times of budgetary constraints. But new technological innovations have presented creative students with opportunities — and these same innovations are also presenting opportunities for VARs to capitalize on the new trend.
Many cyber artistic pursuits are skills that can be applied in the working world; many graphic designers, for instance, use Photoshop every day. Here are two more examples of how cyber arts are being implemented in schools.
“Technology is their generation, their life. Bringing these valuable tools into learning will help build conceptual ideas such as conservation,” teacher Hasmick Cochran told the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s newspaper.
VARs could overlook the art department when considering the technology needs of their customers with education facilities — it might be something to add to the discussion of your client’s needs, how to keep these solutions functioning at an optimum, and how to keep them secure.