RWilk85411 wrote: > > I would like to take a moment to point out that teaching an art form that is > identified as a craft does not necessarily eleminate teaching the design > principles. The same design principles that enable us to create good paintings > or sculptures also enable us to create good craft forms. I sometimes think we > are way too quick to identify and vilify something as a craft. There is nothing > wrong with the crafts until someone turns them into "monkey-see-monkey-do" > type lessons. But those same people do that to painting also. I am amazed at > the number of people in the visual arts who have extremely narrow ideas about > what is art.
I agree with Reatha on how the word "crafts" is often vilified. I
think--hope--we know the difference between what I call "Krafts with a
'K' " and _real_ crafts, which are no less an art form than painting or