Excuse my very direct response and please correct me if I have read this
incorrectly, but I find the elitist tone of this post to be offensive and
very counterproductive to our mission as art teachers.
Are you saying that paintings based on the work of Georgia O'Keefe are in
the same category as "Nut Cup Daffodills"?
I can't say I tatally disagree with waht you are saying but I think most of us are beyond the crafty approach taken in many Kindergarten and Primary classrooms.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Esa Tipton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2002 5:15 AM
Subject: Re: Canned Lesson Plans
> Knowing all the reasons why teachers choose to make
> cutesy butterflies and flowers that mostly all look
> the same in art classes, I would nevertheless, myself,
> never implement such lessons. Everyone approaches art
> from their own comfort zone and experience and for the
> teachers on the list who like this kind of work, I
> respect your need to do them. For some teachers and
> for the audience who appreciates them, including the
> ooh and aahs they produce, continue to make such