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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 =
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 =
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 =
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!
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