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Re: Coloring Books

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Fri, 25 Apr 1997 04:02:21 -0400 (EDT)

Hats off to Bob Greaves, WHO IS NOT AN IDIOT!!!!! I think that most people
who are not involved in Art Ed do not understand the importance of creative
development and the role it plays in other areas of education and learning.
So many adults are convinced that they cannot produce "art" or are not
creative, and I attribute this to the fact that they probably have not
allowed themselves the time to explore and experiment with the creative
process. Perhaps they are the ones who stopped with coloring books, or
unfortunately perhaps they had a teacher who told them that what they were
doing was "not correct", or maybe they did not have the opportunities to
study and enjoy the wonders of creativite activities, or just perhaps they
had other priorities in their lives that did not allow them time to explore
their creative interests!!!!!

Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all "artists" composing,
balancing, contrasting, creating patterns, and applying other principles of
art everytime we write a line, choose a color or pattern combination in our
wardrobe, or when we choose a new automobile (aesthetic preferences enter
the decision). The more we are aware of the foundations of the visual arts
and basic education about the evolution of the history of art, the better
prepared we are to understand and APPRECIATE the visual world we are immersed
in daily.

Just some thoughts on why so many people do not think of themselves as
"creative" people.