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Drawing From Life

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dwwebb
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 22:13:12 -0000


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Hello everyone,
I have been having troubles with connecting and answering....I hope =
this gets through because I really need some advise.
I was on leave from school last year and returned to be named =
Department=20
Chair. The person filling in for me while on leave was retained and one =
teacher retired. (3 of us now) High school level.
I teach pottery and sculpture. One other teacher has the Photography =
and 2 fundamentals. The new teacher has the drawing and painting plus 3 =
fundamentals...
The new teacher uses only photos, magazine cut outs, and fantasy =
images, for both the drawing and painting classes. The only medium that =
has been used for the entire first semester is oil and chalk pastels. =
The fundamental classes have been doing fantasy paintings in glow-in =
-the -dark tempera. Ther has been no exposure to other mediums. The =
Administration seems blind (how suprising). They just see "pretty =
pictures".
College recruitors have come and talked with the students regarding =
what they look for..( life drawing, experience with mediums, creativity =
)..seems to fall on deaf ears.
I am at wits end..No suggestion or kind approach to adjust to the =
level of a student lookin for scholarship..is taken kindly. Did I =
mention this teacher came from 22 years at elementary or middle school? =
How can I stear her in a better direction for the high school student's =
benefit? With out conflict in teaching methods? Is there some concrete =
evidence I can show her that would support drawing from life and =
experience with mediums? Please Help!
Laurie

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Hello everyone,
  I have been having troubles with connecting = and=20 answering....I hope this gets through because I really need some=20 advise.
  I was on leave from school last year and = returned to be=20 named Department
Chair. The person filling in for me while on leave = was=20 retained and one teacher retired. (3 of us now) High school = level.
   I teach pottery and sculpture. One = other teacher=20 has the Photography and 2 fundamentals. The new teacher has the drawing = and=20 painting plus 3 fundamentals...
    The new teacher uses only photos, = magazine=20 cut outs, and fantasy images, for both the drawing and painting classes. = The=20 only medium that has been used for the entire first semester is oil and = chalk=20 pastels. The fundamental classes have been doing fantasy paintings in = glow-in=20 -the -dark tempera. Ther has been no exposure to other mediums. The=20 Administration seems blind (how suprising). They just see "pretty=20 pictures".
   College recruitors have come and talked = with the=20 students regarding what they look for..( life drawing, experience with = mediums,=20 creativity )..seems to fall on deaf ears.
   I am at wits end..No suggestion or kind = approach=20 to adjust to the level of a student lookin for scholarship..is taken = kindly. Did=20 I mention this teacher came from 22 years at elementary or middle = school? =20 How can I stear her in a better direction for the high school student's = benefit?=20 With out conflict in teaching methods? Is there some concrete evidence I = can=20 show her that would support drawing from life and experience with = mediums?=20 Please Help!
          &nbs= p;            = ;            =              = Laurie
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