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RE: [teacherartexchange] where is everybody?Need your input!!!


From: San D Hasselman (shasselman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Apr 26 2008 - 16:30:08 PDT

Here's my question to you. Is this program in lieu of a certified art teacher? In other words are regular teachers infusing art into their lessons without an art professional? If they are, perhaps this program will be giving them some direction.

San D

> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 15:03:39 -0700
> From:
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] where is everybody?Need your input!!!
> To:
> Hi Everyone,
> I sent an e-mail a few days ago asking if anyone knew about the Meet the
> Masters program and I haven't received any replies from any of you. I am
> attaching a copy of my e-mail below. I would really appreciate your
> feedback.
> Have any of you heard of the art lesson program called "Meet the Masters"?
> Many K-12 schools in Pasadena use this program. It introduces children to
> different masters (Van Gogh, Pollock, Picasso, etc...) and has them paint or
> do projects in the style of that artist. With everything I'm reading saying
> don't let children copy other artists' work; I'd like some feedback for
> programs such as these. Are they really assisting children in finding their
> own style and expression? Is this a good way to enrich the art education in
> schools? My daughter's school wants to incorporate this program next year
> and I don't feel quite right about it. Any ideas?
> Arpi Krikorian
> Harlequin Art School
> Sierra Madre, CA
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