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Lesson Plans

Technology and Art Education

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Fri, 23 Feb 1996 12:33:14 -0600 (CST)

Hello-Is there anybody out there?

This my first time on ArtsEdNet, so I am feeling a bit nervous and
unsure. I suppose it is the disconnected feeling of working through
bunch of keys to express myself and not knowing how the message is
being preceived. Oh Well, life goes on and we learn in the process
how to deal with change accordingly.
The change, I am referring to is the use of technology in the form
of computers and video equipment in art classrooms across the country.
With new mediums being created to explore and work within; are today's
K-12 art students lacking in traditional forms of expression such as
drawing, painting, or sculpture? (This question may be ahead of its
time) Or can a computer or a video camera teach a person to see or are
they just tools used to make the images we see? I wonder if computer
generated artwork is changing students idea of what art can be? Is
anyone using video as medium for teaching art? In the seductive frenzy to
educate today's students to use computers how can a student benefit
from taking a traditional fine art course?
Allright already! I shall stop my bombardment of questions and open
it up to the floor. I am interested in creating a dialogue on the use
of technology and how it is changing art education.
Just a little information about my background. I am a post-graduate
student from Southwest Texas State University and I am in process of
being certified to teach all-levels of art education. Prior to this I
was the product of a professional art school and magnet school. The End.

Always questioning technology--
Danielle Swint

Have a great weekend where ever you are!!!