One of the things that drew me to art was that my art teachers asked me
to think. My other teachers asked me to repeat information back to them
- it was art that pushed me to think for myself and formulate my own
ideas and thoughts.
I had great art teachers in high school- my drawing and painting
teacher would wear an old tuxedo and perch on top of a ladder for
critiques as he looked at our floor to ceiling critique wall- he was/is
a wonderful character.
When I was in high school in the 70s I was able to manipulate my
schedule so that i had 3 or 4 hours of art a day. We had drawing,
painting, ceramics, crafts, jewelry, photography and many levels of
each- it was wonderful. Now many high schools here are lucky to still
have drawing and painting. It is a shame. I feel for kids now that they
can only manage one elective a semester.
On Jul 9, 2005, at 2:01 PM, Joan Dark wrote:
> Greetings Jim and all members,
> Pardon Randy's choice of words, she was speaking the
> truth as you were trying to scare people away
> suggesting they leave the list. You yourself said you
> were unsubscribing. Some of us have had far worse
> things said about us - yet we are still here.
> Jim, why not tell us your story. Why did you become an
> art teacher... What is your passion for art education.
> What grade levels do you teach. What is your area of
> expertise. Tell us.
> I have so enjoyed this thread... Keep the spirit
> positive....and understand our frustration. Be
> thankful now that Getty measures to block the prank
> site are working. Remember, we were given an email
> address to report problems with the list.
> Joan for Art Ed
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