<< I love to see art lesson plans that
are about thinking and making connections and transforming, not just
Well, yes and so do I!
But nothing comes from nothing.
Technique IS important and good presentation IS important.
If they are not then art in the mind just stays there, and museums would be
full of stickmen. I believe that poor quality and bad technique has an
adverse effect on any putative art object, just as polished technique is no
substitute for genius. However "technique is the chariot of genius," to
paraphrase William Blake, and the old masters really had it down. So some
lessons in it are necessary IMHO.