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Of all the art disciplines, DRAWING is the most personally challenging
because it is so blatantly visual and intimate. One cannot hide one's =
and cannot be corrected by those themselves who cannot draw, so =
seems to be the policy.
It is interesting to read all the justifications for not to teaching =
children how to draw,
as it is to read so little in support of drawing.
Perhaps that is why so many teachers ignore the working conditions of:
a.. hard colorless wax crayons - opposed to color filled oil passels
b.. hard surfaces - opposed to newspaper pads
c.. scribble - opposed to mass and line techniques
d.. using brush as a mop - opposed to teaching one
e.. to hold a brush correctly to make thick and thin lines
f.. composition skills of relationships between object size to paper =
g.. teaching the difference between drawing what one sees opposed to =
what one imagines
These techniques are overlooked or not taught at all in art education =
only in a department of art where most teachers never appear.
No wonder that so many teachers are frightened at the prospects of
teaching drawing skills, and continue to rationalize this behavior by
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