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Re: displaying artwork

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 23:52:04 -0500

I feel it is important to display all students work in elementary school
- I mean, if a class does a painting about winter, you hang up every
students winter painting. (I do not mean to imply that overworked
elementary art teachers must hang up every students work for every
project however - some projects can just get sent home or put in
portfolios), But at some point - I usually do it about 1/2 way through
7th grade art - I start hanging up just the best examples of specific
projects. Often this is just hung in my room or the hall outside my room
- not a formal exhibit meant for parents, etc. When I put work up I want
it to be instructional - to demonstrate excellent projects, good effort,
and creativity. It should become an honor to have your work displayed.
It is our responsibility to help children see the differences between
quality work and just plain doing the assignment. If not, how can we
ever expect them to strive to produce something especially unique or to
employ good craftsmanship?
Sandra Hildreth
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