This is such "dark ages" stuff! Letting classroom teachers teach art,
music, pe, etc. It is totally what my own childhood was like. I had
forgotten all about it until I ran across those old report cards of mine
from elementary school recently. I have art grades (mostly B's) on my
report card every year, yet the only art I remember is in 5th grade when
I got in trouble for eating the cherry sours off of the construction
paper cherry tree that we HAD to make all identical for Washington's
Birthday. Y U C K ! ! !
Probably the reason the teacher got so mad at me was that there was
pressure on her to prove that "art happens" in her class. So pathetic.
Something so freaky...a good friend (old college roommate) just gave me
a gift of a numerology chart reading. It just came in the mail
yesterday. I don't totally understand it, but it was TOTALLY me. It's
about 45 pages long. Really interesting. It even mentioned my
creativity being surpressed in my youth. Art and creativity runs all
the way through it. Remember the story I told you guys about lying to
my mom in HS because she found a really awesome drawing by my friend in
my backpack? She asked me if I had done it and I wanted to be talented
so badly that I lied to her and said I had done it just to see what it
would feel like to have someone think I could have done something that
wonderful? All of this can be seen in this bizzare-o chart! And my
life at 53 is just what it says it will be. ANd my life at 30 is just
what it says it was. This is so strange. I promise I am not going to
become an obsessed person over my chart. I am just going to put it away
in a drawer, but I felt good after reading it. Don't totally understand
how it could be so accurate, but it's ok. If any of you want to have a
chart done for yourselves, let me know and I'll post the address of the
people who did it.
Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.