Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
Here’s an interesting situation for all you art educators out there.
Our 8 year old daughter attends second grade at the local public school.
There is no art education available in this school system.
However, the Principal of the school cares very much about her own
artwork, so much so that it is the only artwork one sees in the school
outside of the classroom.
The principal's artwork consists of paintings which are copies of
illustrations from children’s storybooks gridded up to enormous size
(150 cm x 200cm). There is one of a clothed Mama Cat sitting in a
rocking chair reading a book to the clothed mice children clustered at
her feet . Another is of two pure white swans gliding serenely over the
glassy surface of a pond.
I suppose that these works are presented as a benefit to the children,
perhaps for inspiration and to help the children better understand the
world around them through art.
Perhaps there is a subliminal behavioral message which the students are
meant to abide by.
Many local parents are very impressed with the work and are thankful
that the principal has taken the time and effort to decorate the school
with her artwork. I think that it is weird. This is a delicate issue as
the principal seems to have a lot of self-esteem invested in her
artwork, to the exclusion of anyone else’s artwork.
Have any of you similar experiences?
Island Center for the Arts
Skopelos 37003 Greece
university level programs in the arts on the island of Skopelos
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon Apr 03 2000 - 20:21:18 PDT