Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.
>I must say that I really agree with you! While I don't advocate drawing
>directly on students' work (I use a separate sheet), I do think it's
>for students at every level to remember that they are there to learn and
>improve (not that we ever reach a point where we should stop doing
> Your response reminded me of AP senior English many years ago, in which we
>spent the year RIGOROUSLY learning to write compositions worthy of getting
>on the AP test. One of the novels we read during the year was Portrait fo
>Artist as a Young Man, and I remember grumbling with my classmates about
>fact that if we handed in a composition in James Joyce style, we'd be lucky
>get a .5!! I don't remember considering the fact that I wasn't Joyce, just
>senior in a high school English class.
> In retrospect, I can see that the class did a great deal to strengthen
>sharpen my writing, and was one of my best (and hardest!) classes ever,
>college included! As you said, if a student is already a renowned artist,
>there is little point in his/her taking a high school art class!