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Re: CURRICULUM ISSUES: Goals & Studio Transfer

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Marilyn Schnake (mschnake)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 08:13:53 -0500


The statement you questioned below is broadly-based to mean works created
by artists. If our intent is to focus on exemplary artwork that indicates
how a skillful person has accented a specific purpose or rendered an idea,
then I would think student art is not the focus. And,it seems to me the
process for looking at models of art is somewhat different from looking at
student art because of purpose.

Students' work as it relates to a problem, challenge, or solution can be
the focus of discussion on meaning and significance, too--don't you think?

Generally, the thought process in either case engenders looking carefully
at details, analyzing organizational principles, recognizing our personal
response, and then determining value.

A few months ago, there was a discussion within this group that raised the
question--are students "artists?" You could scan the archives for those
insights, but what a task! I don't recall what month/s.

You sent this inquiry :
I have a question. When we talk about: "that there is a process of finding
meaning and significance in artworks--" are we talking about student=A5s art
works as well as those of artists (actually I belive my students are

Marilyn Schnake
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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007