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Re: Discipline Based Art Education?

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Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Sun, 26 Dec 1999 20:46:25 -0500

It is a shame that your system's admisnistration is so shallow towards the
value of teaching the arts. I believe that the everyday people are more
intrigued by the arts and knowing about them. Today I visited our local art
exhibition of Ansel Adams work, and photographers of the west. It was
packed. Iread recently that more people visited museums last year that
amusement pparks. Now grant they were not all art museums, but I am sure
that many were. I think it is time to fight fire with fire. We should become
their competition. Start art charter schools. I know far more parents paying
for arts related lessons after school than I know of paying for reading
writing and math. So I know that there is a market for such schools. They
will listen to our message when we take their monies. ----Original
From: L Skeen <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Discipline Based Art Education?

>D Sterner wrote:
>> Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE) serves as touchstone toward greater
>> teaching ability. It shows art teachers how to deal with the ambiguity
>> the artistic process by virtue of accountability: Provide education, not
>> just an activity. As art teachers, we need to demonstrate that art is
>> than "hand traced turkeys" and "cotton ball Santas". I am being flip,
>> consider: abstract artists did not fall on their head one day and paint
>> wild stuff - there is history that contributed to their need to redefine
>> their role: PHOTOGRAPHY played a big part and kids need to understand
>> - I mean that artists do things in reaction to the world around them.
>well. This is a wonderful idea, IF you work in a school that wants the art
class to
>be something OTHER THAN glitter santas and hand turkeys. Some of us are
not that
>lucky. :( My counterpart at the other campus was flat out told that art,
music, and
>pe classes existed only to give the classroom teachers a planning period,
and that if
>the company could get away without having them, they would do. So.....
>(I'm looking for a new teaching job, btw.)
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