Just this past week i'm introducing 1Pt. Perspective to my 5th grade, and as in other projects, I try to pass along some ideas on how this knowledge could be used elsewhere (ie posters, Science Fair presentation boards, etc.) Sometimes the kids have to be helped to think outside the bo- no - art room.
But I do know what you mean...
From: wendy free [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 8:30 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: AEN hs rant - a class on cliches
jan, i love your idea! -making lemonade with lemons. i think it would help me (and my students) better understand what is going on with this imagery. it sounds like it could be fun (-ny!), too. sort of like that picture of the perspective mistakes... we could intentionally make "cliche" art, or imho, bad art! :D
it still bothers me, though, how much art students seem to want to "revert" when given freedom, instead of choosing to work with the skill development and exposure to ideas they've had. these are students who usually do outstanding work when given a more highly structured assignment. do math students go back to counting on their fingers and toes when given the chance?