I personally think Textbooks really skim the surface
on the use of aesthetics in the classroom with
appraoches that boil down work into categories like
expressivism, imitationalism, formalism, and
functionalism. I admit I do have a one shot lesson
that boils work down into these categories (and then I
proceed to break them every chance I get)
Aesthetics are part of every class for me - talking
about the value of artists work and our own work.
I also use Puzzles about Art: An aesthetics Casebook ,
Battin, Fisher, More and Silvers. I love this
approach. My first instructor had us finding
"puzzles" weekly, so I actually had the mindset before
getting the book. I make it a point to use a puzzle
once a week in conjunction with the unit I'm working
Good luck with the presentation! Dawn
--- J+G Grant <email@example.com> wrote:
> Just a quick survey question - what do you
> understand as being aesthetics and how important do
> you think it is in the classroom? I am running a
> seminar later this week and my research has shown a
> fair few different understandings.
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