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This not to say that interested, curious and innovative classroom teachers
cannot do a fine job (in some, but certainly not all cases) in providing
art experiences to children. Some can. But in the main, meaningful art
EDUCATION can best be done by the specialist for, after all is said and
done, they do have both foundation and experience necessary to more than
Both are needed, but where expertise exists it must be employed. (So,
who will elect to go to a corporate attorney for representation in a libel
suit.....or to a doctor who practices internal medicine for heart
surgery?) Far fetched and apples and oranges, I think not.