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Re: the value of student art

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 19:00:34 -0500


I was talking about students at the University level not the children. But
I do still believe that parts of works done by students in painting
departments for example have some things from the teachers. And there are
many here at least of the opinion that it is questionable whether students
should sell their works while still in school. But I would really like to
hear some more opinions on this.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa

>Holy cow! Who said that their art also belongs, at least in part, to the
>teacher that instructs them? I think not! Children own their artwork the
>same as adults. I took a workshop last year with an internationally known
>basketmaker. Was that Nantucket Basket partially his because he caught me?
>No way. And, for the teacher who stuck up for the kid on the $500 price, I
>applaud you! There are a million ways our society undervalues art, talks
>down to children's creations, and views art as only "child's play". If we
>are going to move their views onward & upward, we have to move our own
>views upward first.
>
>Joy
>art therapist/basketmaker