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Re: Is it the product or the process?

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Mon, 29 Apr 1996 14:30:13 -0400

I'll never forget the day my Dad took my paintbrush out of my hand and said ,
"NO, this is the right way!"....I haven't touched anyone elses work since
then (30 years ago)! As to the issue of process and product, I agree with
the concept of synthesis achievement. After all, skill building lessons
and sequential and cumulative instruction should bring students to different
levels of personal expressiveness. Carbon copy artworks should NOT be
evident in a classroom where students have been asked to synthesize the
skills they have learned WITH OPTIONS available for media and technique. The
success should be measured by how well those skills were put to use in a
creative application.
(ie; not copying a masters work but perhaps adapting a methodology for ones
own purposes...I have a real beef about everyone "doing a Seurat" when what
we should say is, "we've learned from Seurat and now we are using his
technique in a new or fresh way"!).