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Re: Encouraging Quality Art Production
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Rosa Juliusdottir
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 08:45:51 GMT
Hi Nancy, yes I gather everyone is getting really busy for the Holidays. I
know I am but I thought I would like to send some answers your questions.
<How do you encourage quality art production from your students?<
After almost fifteen years of teaching art I can answer that with DBAE,
before DBAE I used to be very fond of a book by Al Hurwitz called Teaching
Drawing Trough Art, so allready before DBAE I had started using works of
art as an inspiration for my students works or to build lessons on and I
still feel it is a very valuable way to teach. Obviously you must teach the
fundamentals as students reach the maturity to handle it.
<What things do you do to encourage the best work from each
In my experience PRAISE is the most important, by building up the Self
image youcan reach any child and get them to do the best they can.
>How do you promote originality and creativity in your students' artwork?<
Again DBAE, but also time to really experience, discuss and be able to
really feel and touch what we are about to create.
< What aspects of art production do you consider most important?<
I am not sure what you mean by this question. I think the actual art
production is incredible important, from beginning to end but if you mean
what medium I think; with painting you get most overall success, also clay.
But it is creativity that is the important factor; to nurture the creative
spirit within every child and help them learn to use art to express their
wishes, dreams and feelings in a way that makes them feel great. This is
what I try to do and I do believe very often succeed.
Hope this is of some help. Regards from the far North(I am only 50 miles
from the North Pole Ho! ho! ho!) Rosa