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Re: idiots and coloring books

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Terry Barrett (barrett.8)
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 09:43:07 -0500


i loved them myself as a kid, and then as a dad used to color next to and
along with my own kid. getting a new coloring book or a new box of crayons
was a real early and exciting art experience. i still love to browse art
stores or art sections in other stores. i think i learned some patience
coloring. i learned something of process, and i liked the results. i
chose betwen colored pencils and crayons. sharp points and dull. decided
to mix or not, to shade or not, to outline or not. i knew a good coloring
from a not so good one. i selected which images in the book to color and
which to bypass. i think these were worthwile early experiences, and my
dad also took me to the art institute of chicago to see awe inspiring
paintings. there is room for lots of arts experiences.

>OK I'll admit that it is 2:23 am in the morning, and I stopped by the
>glowing eye in the dark to see if I got any messages, BUT did I lose
>something here.....are people calling each other idiots over the
>appropriate or inappropriate use of coloring books and at what age?
>
>DO COLORING BOOKS SCAR? Film at eleven.
>
>I may be half asleep, but, coloring books are not society's way of
>keeping the artist down, but more like a half attempt to keep ansy kids
>busy...you know BEFORE Ritalin and Prozac.
>
>Good night.
>
>San D

Terry Barrett
Professor, Art Education
340 Hopkins Hall
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
614.292.4741
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