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design principles vs. crafts

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Lyna Kittelmann (lynak)
Sat, 1 Aug 1998 15:52:58 -0000


I found this topic quite interesting. Again, please remember I am a
generalist not a certified art teacher. But one problem I run into when
teaching art is I try to teach design principles, but my neighboring
teacher teaches "crafts". She has some cutsy stuff come out of her class,
all just alike or nearly. Everyone raves about her "art". My children do
authentic art work, and it is sometimes not pretty, nor is it cookie
cutter, but they are just learning. In the drive to be seen as a good
teacher you want John Q. Public to know so you must advertise as it were.
How do I as a generalist mesh the two and compete with "that teacher" or do
I just forget this and take my lumps?

By the way, it is so exciting when a students understands a technique and
runs with it....but this does not translate well.

Lyna, 3rd, ID


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