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Re: teacher preparation

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lynak (lynak)
Sun, 11 Jan 1998 17:42:00 -0800

I am new to this list, and I don't teach art full time, but love art and
try to teach it well. I had a wonderful art teacher in college and she
addressed the issues some of you wish you'd been taught.
When Sidnie says art teachers are tenacious about wanting to know
everything in their field, I think you find that in any field teachers are
passionate about. It seems to me that art especially seems to be changing
and growing so perhaps there is more to keep on top of or perhaps it just
changes faster than other fields.
I too am sad that children do not have a chance to experience the arts
more. I wish we had an art gallery to take our children to on a regular
basis. I try to expose my children both at home and at school to drama,
dance, art and music. We have some chance at school to see professional
companies and the children just seem to get nourished. Our state is trying
to improve "the basics" at the expense of the arts, and I find this
especially sad, I feel some children are better at math and science, some
at physical education, some at mechanics, and some at various arts and to
neglect one at the expense of another is very sad. Some would argue you
must just emphasize what children are best at, but who knows until the
child has a chance to experience different things?
Enough of that.
Thank you Robert Alexander for the info on pointillism.