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Re: What's Worth teaching in Art?

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Fran Marze (fmaiu+@pitt.edu)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 16:28:58 -0400 (EDT)


Wow , did you have something powerful to say about emphasis in the art
classroom. I never really think about Scholastics until it is upon me and
then I realize that i need to scramble for products. When you are trying
to encourage original thinking, etc and trying for different approaches to
the same without having the students mimic the teacher or other
professional? it is difficult. Then you have to deal with the students
whose work was not rewarded. I have mixed feelings. I know it is important
and a lot of our students get rewarded but sometimes I have trouble
selecting which works to send.

We had a collaborative work that was in the show-certificate that the
students were not happy with-gave the student teacher some grief over it,
etc. etc. There are a lot of issues here to be addressed. I usually give
the students the spiel about how anytime judging is involved there is some
subjectivity and how I've had works rejected, others rewarded. Never can
figure out the whole drill. Part of the whole "art" scene, I guess.

Good topic to bring up, though. Fran