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Re: RE:TEACHING ART?

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kbengie
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 19:15:32 -0800 (PST)


This is an ironic message. (I am in no way being sarcastic)
I am a fine arts major at a university just browsing this site
thinking about possibly introducing children to my passion (art
education) trying to get a feel of the life of an art teacher
and I read this message.
It is ironic. You see, in my Modern Art Theories course we have
been comparing the 2 universal schools of art theory: Follow the
rules (the Academy etc...) or Break the rules (Van Gogh). Art for purpose
vs. art for expression. It seems we are still hashing it out
in this great century of ours. I love it. I love it that
art is the only subject where this occurs. I love it that
there are fail-safe rules to cling to and I love it that I
can break them and maybe find my geniusness. rb, teach your students
to understand the rules then encourage them to break them and
have fun trying. If you give them this you will not only give
them knowledge but the passion that comes with freedom to explore
beyond the rules and elements of design.
very sincerely, Kelly