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Lesson Plans

Re: What's worth teaching in art?

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 22:09:18 -0400 (EDT)

I think at the outset of a course semester, year or term it is important
to engage and open a discussion on the 'function of Art'. These open
ended discussions lead students to make considerations for the defintion
of Art based upon their experiences. An introduction that starts out
with this kind discussion avails students to approaches of the Art
curriculum which includes aesthetics, art criticism, and art history as
well as studio. I think it is important that no matter what the length
of the course, the experience should be balanced to include as much as
possible without sacrificing any quality. I think too many times the
quanity of content is rushed to the extent that students do not value
their experience.

In Art & Life,
Betti L.
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