Collaborative art teaches children to work together

'The arts teach every life skill you'll need'
Saturday, January 3, 2009 | 3:23 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — When Wayne Leal enters his garage-renovated art studio, he tries to leave "the self," and all of its baggage, at the door. It isn’t easy, he said. But like many artists, Leal enjoys the solitude.