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>The use of the word "Artist" is what is confusing... you're
>training of students to be shills for some advertising
>concern doesn't entitle them to the credibility of artists
>who have sacrificed comfort and security to remain able to
>examine and criticise our visual world. So they only need to
>deal with dead lines in order to wear a bit in their mouths
>so that their boss' will be able to jerk their heads around
>and direct them toward what they should be interested in.
>If that's what makes teaching valuable to you, then you've missed
>the point of Art and Teaching. Students must learn to resist
>the temptation to be led into submission. Someone must
>maintain the ability to see clearly and it obviously won't
>be your well behaved "A" students. The difference between
>reacting to visual stimuli and actually creating something is
>staggering to those who can tell the difference and invisable
>to those who can not. Get creative in your teaching. Art that
>does not resist oppresion is part of that oppression.
Professor, Art Education
340 Hopkins Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210