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Re: Artists in Residence: really long post

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Buerkle, Jennifer (
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 11:27:58 -0500

Hey, wait a minute! You are living my life! My story regarding our
videographer is virtually identical..down to the editing station! I think
the problem is that these "artists in residence" are NOT art TEACHERS. Big
difference, in many cases. The concept of just watching the artist is
probably the one that makes the most sense, because they just don't have a
clue (most of them) how to get the product out of the kids, the realities
of life in an art classroom, etc.

I taught in a private school for a few years that had a good plan for
getting artists involved. They had an "art day" where they invited five or
six local artists to set up displays of their works and "work" on a project
while classes came through. Of course, they didn't get a lot of work done,
but that wasn't the point. Comparing the various artists, etc., was also
good stuff.