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Re: Graphic Design -YES!


From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 11:00:11 PDT

Thank you....Artists "cheat" in the real world too. I share examples of
artists who "cheat".... Lots of artists I talked to over the years "cheat",
Just keep the focus on the main objectives you are trying to achieve. If
drawing "perfect" is the main object you are always going to find kids who
will "fail".


----- Original Message -----
From: "Deb M." <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: Graphic Design

> Well, I treat this class totally differently than my other "fine art"
> classes. In this class, using clipart and tracing are Ok because that is
> what graphic designers do in the real world. We focus on the elements and
> principles of design as they apply to commercial art (there is a great
> but I can't remember the name of it, its at school) and the kids can use
> whatever resources they can find to achieve the objectives of the
> design/assignment. I really make it clear that this is only for this
> tho. And they can't use tracing or clipart as a crutch, it really has to
> suit the concept of what they are designing, so I don't think they ever
> like they're cheating. Of course, some students with a strong base of
> skills will do all their own drawings.