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Lesson Plans

thinking about my niece and art...

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Judy Grochowski (jfgro)
Fri, 6 Aug 1999 15:58:42 -0500

Hello all,
This request is going to be pretty specialized and may be lengthy.
I'd appreciate suggestions and private correspondence if you're interested
and live in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) area....Otherwise, you may wish to
delete now.
I returned home recently after visiting relatives in St Paul. I have
a niece who is interested in Art-always doddling, being the square peg who
can't be pounded into the round hole, and in high school currently. She
wants to be an artist-perhaps pursue commercial art.
Her background in art has been very limited and her level seems
stalled; work: stereo-typical. Her mother is somewhat supportive, her father
seems more concerned with her other classes (read : 'academic'). I know if
she could experience some true instruction, perhaps one-on-one, she'd likely
advance her skills and confidence to a point where her dreams could be
pursued. In her current school setting, art is not offered at all. Outside
of school, she is allowed little self-expression (home is repressive), and I
think if she does make it to a commercial art school with the lack of skill
development she currently has, she'll pysche herself right out of it.
At least our students have US! She has no one, altho I believe her
parents would allow instruction, or classes-around her school schedule. I
believe she would do well in the right art setting-and will wither without it.
I am interested in knowing about any art classes I could recommend
to my relatives or corresponding with someone who might be interested in
taking her on as a student. She would be a challenging student, as she has
some other issues (what teen doesn't?), but maybe it was your art teacher
who made that difference for you and now here's someone who needs the same....
Judy Grochowski
Greenfield High
Greenfield Wisc

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