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Lesson Plans

Re: arts in ed funding (Illinois Council on the Arts)

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Fri, 29 Dec 1995 14:31:12 -0500

You make an excellent point. The arts have too long been regarded as a
one-shot seasonal exihibit or performance. It is vitally important to the
future of arts programming that classes in the arts be regarded as
progressional courses of study that rely on the relevance of lessons
presented. Without contexting students will find that their overall process
has been interrupted no matter how enjoyable the activities with the outside
artists are. Many studio artists who participate in Arts in Education
Partnerships have little knowledge of what it take to teach a progressional
course of study in the arts inside a mainstream public school environment.
However, if the artist is introduced to the classroom environment and the
curriculum in a way that presents the need for process, the artist is more
likely to understand the classroom situation in terms of their own process in
the studio. If the state is able to introduce the artist to the artist
educator into whose class they will be placed during the preceding summer, I
am certain that the collaborative effort will produce something phenominal. I
feel that this is a proposal that arts educators in the school should