On Jul 4, 2010, at 2:08 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> For me I think the problem is any narrow view, that art or art
> education is about anyone thing or direction.
> The author seems to think this is the one and only agenda for art
> educators and NAEA.
> As we try to help students navigate and understand the world around
> them, we can show them that art
> gives them a voice in a number of arenas....personal or public....as
> well as aid in making meaning of it all.
> I start the year with labels posted around the room:
> (these can vary and I intentionally leave out "express myself" as
> that seems to be the general,
> vague "go to" answer and I want to open up other thinking)
> convey a message
> elicit an emotion
> record an event
> tell a story
> illustrate every day life
> communicate a belief
These are wonderful points to start a conversation as well as a
jumping off point for creating art.
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque