“Education through art is a natural means of learning at all periods of the development of the individual, fostering values and disciplines essential for full intellectual, emotional and social development of human beings in a community;
Association on a worldwide basis of those concerned with education through art is necessary in order that they may share experiences, improve practices and strengthen the position of art in relation to all education;
International co-operation and the better understanding between peoples would be furthered by a more completely integrated design and permanent structure for the diffusion of beliefs and practices concerning education through art, so that the right of man to ‘freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to create beauty for himself in reciprocal relationship with his environment, would become a living reality”.
Dr. Herbert Read (1893-1968)
“Committee of Experts” chair
International Society for Education Through Art (UNESCO)