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Artist?

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Shelton Wilder (wilderse)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:24:17 -0500 (EST)


> Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 12:30:56 -0800
> From: Shelton Wilder <wilderse>
> To: ArtsEdNet
> Subject: "artist"
> My current WORKING DEFINITION of "AN ARTIST" as posted on my
office board:
>
> "You can not call yourself
> AN 'ARTIST'
> until you are able to
> ORIGINATE,
> INITIATE,
> then CREATE an ARTIFACT
> which DEMONSTRATES QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT
> in the COMMUNICATION
> of your IDEA
> with COMPETENCE and CONFIDENCE;
>
> again and again. Shelton Wilder 2-24-1997
>
> or, you could ascribe to the notion, "Every child is an
> artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Picasso
>
> Following are some of my HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' RESPONSES to a recent
> writing prompt:
>
> I will be able to call myself an artist when.... "I am fluently capable of
> expressing myself through techniques involving all sides of perception."
> john
>
> I will be able to call myself an artist when.... "I feel I can express
> more creative and original ideas in my works of art." nathan
>
> ..... "When I can release and express feelings trapped inside of me,
> through different medias of art, is when I can consider myself more of an
> artist" steve
>
> ..... "whenever I want to. I may not be a very talented artist yet, but
> someday I hope to be. Just because I am a beginner, doesn't mean that I'm
> not an artist. I believe everyone is an artist in their own way." robbie
>
> ......"I feel satisfied with what I have accomplished" dechairi
>
> ......"I think everyone is an artist, the world is full of mediums to use.
> Everyone is talented someway, if they let themselves be, so as far as I am
> concerned I am an artist already." erin
>
> ......"I will be able to call myself an artist when I have a portfolio.
> Art can be just a hobby, but when one has a collection of the works they
> have done, they can be called a true artist." hillary
>
> ..... "when I am creating art that I enjoy and believe in" arton
>
> ..... "when I can do art for myself and not as an assignment" ty
>
> ..... "I will be able to call myself an artists when... I can play the
> "Fire Garden Suite" exactly perfect. In my mind, it is the most
> beautifully, complicated song ever written." andy
>

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