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Re: Encouraging Quality Art Production

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
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
individual student?<
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