Different minds learn in different ways. The act of creating is an intellectual pursuit. Like mathematics, art is about exploring and determining relationships. There are many decisions to be made. Good artists are not just making "things"; they are reaching for something more. The act of creating not only involves a certain level of proficiency, but also demands the use of intelligent thought, physical coordination and often strength, and wonderful "problem solving." These learned abilities spill over into every other activity in life. Skilled labor + creativity + intelligence: these are characteristics that when seen should be embraced and when not seen should be encouraged.