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Re: DBAE response

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 22:42:14 -0500

Hi everyone.
I have been enjoying greatly the discussion about the pros and cons of
DBAE. I consider myself having used the core of DBAE for many years now and
with what I would call great results. By that I mean that it is
noticable(very much so) that my students are learning more about art than
ever before. That means that their artworks(productions)are getting very
much better all the time. They shine with creativity. And they are also
enjoying tremendously to learn art history and to discuss about art; their
own artwork, their fellow studentīs artwork and of course many very
different kinds of artworks from the history of art through the ages. I
actually believe that this addition helps very much to let their creativity
blossom. Yes I believe you donīt teach creativity, you nourish it and help
it grow and blossom.
I have not had any direct training in DBAE but I have read everything I
have been able to find on the matter and this summer we in Iceland were so
fortunate to have Elliot Eisner as a guest speaker at a conference in
Reykjavik. And that was a great addition to what I allready had read and
learned on my own.
In other words I would never go back to teach only art production. DBAE
gives art teaching the deapth that it needs to be taken seriously, but most
of all it broadens our students art education and nourishes their
Best regards from the far north, Rosa