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DRAWING EXPOSED!

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 17:46:58 -0700


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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 =
inadequacies,
and cannot be corrected by those themselves who cannot draw, so =
avoidance
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 =
ratios
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 =
classes,
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
avoidance.

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Of all the art disciplines, DRAWING is the most = personally=20 challenging
because it is so blatantly visual and intimate. One = cannot=20 hide one's inadequacies,
and cannot be corrected by those themselves who = cannot draw,=20 so avoidance
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=20 ignore the working conditions of:
These techniques are overlooked or not taught at all = in art=20 education classes,
 only in a department of = art where=20 most teachers never appear.
 
No wonder that so many teachers are frightened at = the=20 prospects of
teaching drawing skills, and continue to rationalize = this=20 behavior by
avoidance.
 
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