I teach AP Art History, so I can't help you. I just want to thank you for
the wonderful photography quote, which I will put up in my classroom.
-Carla in LA
P.S.I am a parent too: 3 kids ages 19,13, and 9. The 9-year-old has never
studied photography as part of any art lesson, to my knowledge.
On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, B. Schlueter wrote:
> Hello ArtsEd People!
> I am a photographer and a parent. I would like to in some way volunteer my
> time to the local elementary school(s) art teacher(s) and offer to help
> with a photo segment.
> I am getting ready to do my masters work in photo and have worked at the
> high school level in a photo program. I found the students there had a very
> hard time visualizing photos beyond portraiture. Perhaps exposure at an
> earlier age to this sometimes forgotten medium would be appropriate?
> Here is my question. Is fine art photography represented in any way at
> this level of schooling? My memory of elementary art says no, but I am not
> aware of the current styles.
> What are the lessons used, if any?
> Betty Schlueter
> Phoenix, AZ
> What makes photography a strange invention - with unforeseeable
> consequences - is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
> John Berger