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Re: WHAT'S WRONG WITH ART ED?

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RWilk85411
Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:46:50 EDT


Are you actually equating Johnny learning to draw with knuckling under to the
demands of an assembly line culture. That we are dooming him to a life as a
commercial artist. I have some commercial artist friends who would probably
take issue with that attitude.

What is wrong with Johnny learning all there is to learn about art? All that
can be crammed into 12 years of school. So many of you act as if Johnny
cannot enjoy art unless he is a studio artist or a commercial artist. Have
you been in a box for all of your life. Are you not aware of the hundreds of
careers that require knowledge in the arts. Are you not aware that there are
more people in the 6 figure or better income bracket in the arts than in any
other field of endeavor? And no Johnny doesn't know how to draw to do some of
them. But he doesn't have to know how to write a well composed business
letter for some of them either. And he may never work a trigonomical function
either But it is not going to hurt Johnny to know everything he can about art
and many other things no matter what he does for a living.
With a broad education he will certainly have a better chance of economical
survival than someone whose learning was limited by some narrow minded, short
sighted individual of limited knowledge him/herself.
Reatha