The uniqueness of art is great but fitting it into a larger perspective
is important. How can one argue for more supplies, better facilities,
more storage, display space and time to collaborate wiht other teachers
if there is nothing to link Art to the larger experience. The majority
of students will not become artists but lessons learned in our
classrooms can be remembered.
Art is a different way of looking at something and a different
perspective on life. We are fortunate to have explored our artistic
possibilites to the fullest. Art remains a mystery to many who view it.
I had a professor in college state that art is 5% idea and 95% hard
work. I want people to know that the hard work part is just like any
other job or more intense.
Art is many things to many people. As an educator in a system that
values one correct answer to a problem assigned -- art does not fit in.
I am trying to go beyond the project mentality. What art project did
you do??? It is so much more than that.