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RE: [teacherartexchange] Artists as Teachers-on the other hand....


From: Leslie Miller (zandeerae_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 16 2006 - 06:32:38 PDT

I taught in a town that would not give me half a personal day to attend an
international invitational show opening at a NY museum. I had been invited
to show in this august place, and the administration in my town said that
the fact my work was included in this exhibition had nothing to do with
teaching my students, and was not important enough to miss three afternoon
classes and pay for a substitute. This town also, even now, lets few art
teachers attend the national and state conferences.

The children loved that my work was known and shown and sold, but the
administration couldn't have cared less.


Leslie A.Miller
Midway Studios
15 Channel Center Street, #309
Boston, MA 02210

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 1:24 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Artists as Teachers

On Jul 14, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Maureen wrote:

> More and more high school principals in Salt Lake are only hiring art
> teachers that maintain their own work out/inside of the classroom
> and that
> exhibit their work. I do agree that teaching itself is an art form
> and,
> believe me, teachers are my heroes because they are capable of so
> much.

I'm an advocate of art teachers being artist , but I would not wish to
preclude those who do not work at and exhibit their art from teaching
art, especially at the elementary level. I've know many good art
teachers who did not pursue their own art.

>Albuquerque, NM 87199-1703

?The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork
is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction
of your artwork that soars.? from: ?Art & Fear?

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