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Lesson Plans

Great answer Henry!

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 17:54:04 -0500

Henry. As always you manage to put things so right. I 100% agree with this
you say and hope that All or Most at least of us do.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa
Henry wrote:
>That experience has persuaded me that, more than any skill, more than any
>content, I want to help these kids to embrace art and make it--IN SOME
>WAY--their own. I want art to be something that they won't and that they
>can't give up. I want art to be,for them, something that they feel that they
>have access to and are empowered to participate in for the rest of their
>lives and every day.

>There are about a zillion thing that you could teach kids about art.
>worthwhile things. BUT, unless they are deeply nurtured as fertile for the
>earth the seeds will eventually fall on fallow ground and stony soil.

>Excitement about art, access to art, and empowerment as artist, is what I
>want to achieve... maybe some other stuff--details, knowledge, skill,
>understanding, along the way. But first, I want a foundation for them that
>won't be breached.
>Art-on-a-cart is a challenge more than it is an obstacle.

>You have to find a way to strip away innessential stuff that will be caught
>later in hopefully better circumstances.

>Someone excited about art and commited to it can't be stopped from learning
>everything important about it on their own. ..maybe?