When it comes to budget cuts for schools, the art programs tend to be one of the first things to be eliminated for students. Fortunatly, today a new campaign was announced to help maintain creativity in the classroom.
DoSomething.org. HP, and AMD have launched "Make Art. Save Art." A plan to encourage teens to show their artistic talents and passions for art education.
The campaign has already drawn major star power to it. Celebrities like American Idol's Randy Jackson, The Suite Life on Deck's Debby Ryan, and Travie McCoy are all advocating for the importance of maintaing art education in schools.
“It carries over into real life, you know, if you look at a piece of clay and you just see a ball of clay then that’s all you’re going to see in the world. But if you see kind of a situation and you realize that you can do something with it, and mold it and shape it, I think it all starts in the art room,” said Ryan at the VH1 Do Something Awards.