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Clip Art for Professionals?

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 11:24:27 -0700


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Ricki wrote:

"As a Graphic Designer who doesn't possess the strongest drawing =
ability,
I still consider myself a good artist. Using clip-art (or copy-right
free visuals) allows some artists to get their message across more
efficiently and more successfully visually. Depending on what the
person is using the clip-art for, I se absolutely nothing wrong in using
it as a design tool."

Bob replies:

Have we missed a point here?

Children are not "professional" graphic designers with deadlines to =
meet. By allowing children to include "clip art" in their original =
compositions, and allowing them to say: "I did this," tends to put one's =
integrity to question. Teachers who allow children to use "clip art" as =
part of an original visual statement, contribute little toward a child's =
notions of morality.

If - on the other hand - one uses "clip art" as an embellishment for =
say, a writing, social studies, or history assignment, and acknowledges =
the source in print, i.e. graphics source from Geographic Issue #, 1999, =
then that student is following the protocol of a legitimate researcher.

This practice tends to cut down on the appalling amount of plagiarism =
found in student-submitted work from grade 7 through college levels of =
instruction.

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Ricki wrote:
 
"As a Graphic Designer who doesn't possess the = strongest=20 drawing ability,
I still consider myself a good artist.  Using = clip-art=20 (or copy-right
free visuals) allows some artists to get their message = across=20 more
efficiently and more successfully visually.  Depending on = what=20 the
person is using the clip-art for, I se absolutely nothing wrong = in=20 using
it as a design tool."
 
Bob replies:
 
Have we missed a point here?
 
 Children are not "professional" graphic = designers with=20 deadlines to meet. By allowing children to include = "clip=20 art" in their original compositions, and allowing them to say: "I did = this,"=20 tends to put one's integrity to question.  = Teachers who=20 allow children to use "clip art" as part of an original visual = statement,=20 contribute little toward a child's notions of morality.
 
 If  - on the other hand - one uses "clip = art" as an=20 embellishment for say, a writing, social studies, or history assignment, = and=20 acknowledges the source in print, i.e. graphics source from Geographic = Issue #,=20 1999, then that student is following the protocol of a legitimate=20 researcher.
 
This practice tends to cut down on the appalling = amount of=20 plagiarism found in student-submitted work from grade 7 through college = levels=20 of instruction.
 
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