Inspire your Heart with Art Day is celebrated on January 31st and was created to celebrate all forms of art and to think about the way art has an effect on our emotions.
According to a report from the Consortium on School Research at the University of Chicago and Ingenuity, social-emotional skills are an integral part of arts education, and arts instruction is a vehicle for addressing SEL in schools. In other words, arts education is an essential part of a child's education. Children and adults can benefit from creating art, and you don't have to be an artist or good at art to do it! It also encourages creative thinking and enhances problem-solving skills.
Below are some resources for SEL and Art:
5 SEL Lessons That Actually Work with Secondary Students
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND THERAPEUTIC USE OF ARTS
Social Emotional Learning and the Arts | Institute for Arts Integration