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ON DRAWING?

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 11:49:27 -0700


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GREG WROTE:

". I'd really like to see students develop more appreciation of the =
visual arts and not get so hung up on the drawing thing. Some students =
don't care to learn that skill ( not that I don't
encourage them to anyway). The intrinsic motivation isn't always =
there..."

RESPONSE:

Those of you who have not yet read neurologist, Frank Wilson's "THE =
HAND", please do.

In essence: "How its use shapes the brain, language, and human culture." =
Frank works
primarily with visual artists and musicians who have lost the use of =
their hands...

"DRAWING" is a chicken-or-the-egg situation. I have observed
that as children pass through the grades without learning to draw,
by eighth grade they can become almost paranoid in refusing to
draw, and by the time of adulthood, it becomes total avoidance.

Anyone who can tie a shoe lace can learn to draw, Drawing tends to
increase visual perception and leads toward a better understanding
of one's external environment.

QUESTIONS:

Q. Can one appreciate food without eating it?
Q. How can one appreciate anything without experiencing it?
Q. If a child says "I can't read" or "I don't want to read" do we say
"That's O.K." and leave it at that?

SEE: http://members.tripod.com/robprod
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GREG WROTE:
 
".  I'd really like to see students develop = more=20 appreciation of the visual arts and not get so hung up on the drawing=20 thing.  Some students don't care to learn that skill ( not that I=20 don't
encourage them to anyway). The intrinsic motivation isn't = always=20 there..."
 
RESPONSE:
 
Those of you who have not yet read neurologist, = Frank Wilson's=20 "THE HAND", please do.
 
In essence: "How its use shapes the brain, language, = and human=20 culture." Frank works
primarily with visual artists and musicians who have = lost the=20 use of their hands...
 
"DRAWING" is a chicken-or-the-egg situation. I have=20 observed
that as children pass through the grades = without learning=20 to draw,
by eighth grade they can become almost = paranoid in=20 refusing to
draw, and by the time of adulthood, it becomes = total=20 avoidance.
 
Anyone who can tie a shoe lace can learn to draw, = Drawing=20 tends to
increase visual perception and leads toward a better = understanding
of one's external environment.
 
QUESTIONS:
 
Q. Can one appreciate food without eating = it?
Q. How can one appreciate anything without = experiencing=20 it?
Q. If a child says "I can't read" or "I don't want = to read" do=20 we say
    "That's O.K." and leave it = at that?
 
SEE: http://members.tripod.com/robp= rod
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