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Re: Future Teacher Question

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Nancy Walkup (walkup)
Thu, 1 Feb 1996 10:54:32 CST6CDT

Your approach to teaching art will have a significant influence
on your students' confidence towards art production. One thing
you can do is design lessons and units that "have success built
in," that use methods and materials which require students to
think and create without having to be "art stars." I think this
is critical, especially for introductory or design concept

I also think that art lessons that incorporate looking at art,
thinking about art, and discussing art along with production
activities allows every student access to a successful art
experience. An extreme example is a middle school student in my class
born with no arms or legs. She could draw by holding implements in her
mouth, but she could also look, think, and discuss. I also have
had students who loved art but were not particularly talented,
students who were great with design but not with drawing, and
other assorted ability groups. I believe every student can learn
about art; how they will best express it depends on the student.


Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 5098, University of North Texas 76203
817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867