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Re: [teacherartexchange] Creativity In Art Assignments


From: M.Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 09:00:39 PDT

Except, the issue as I took it, was the lack of creativity in subject
choice. If I put a seclection of containers down for students to draw, there
is no room for creativity. And, these are grade school students that we are
talking about, so I'm not sure they are that emotionally involved. I am much
more likely to ellicite a response by commenting on an NFL team than a
governmental figure.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> Well sure- the students are not likely to have strong
> feelings about the still life which will affect their
> attidude about it. Likely they will be more detached
> and not let the focus on technique be clouded by an
> emotional attachment to what they're concentrating on
> drawing (not that emotional attachments to subject
> matter is bad, just that it might be confusing for
> them at an introductory level - especially if the
> association is negative).

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