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Re: clip art

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wduncan (wduncan)
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:25:39 -0500


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As an art teacher, I would not approve of my students using "clip" art
anymore than I would copying from a how to draw book. Not that they
won't or shouldn't do it elsewhere, as in a computer or math class. I
would hope that after being exposed to the world of original ideas, that
they would at least feel uncomfortable using clip art. I just finished
a web site design class where I was the only non computer teacher
there. The only way I could figure out to import my original scanned
images was through the clip art program and then insert onto the pages.
My instructor suggested it, He said to make my images into "clip art"
first. I explained my feelings about clip art, and that I did not wish
my photos and art to be considered "clip art". I told him I would post
this question of aesthetics on the getty site.
The question is: if my art is in a clip art file, is it clip art ?
I don't feel comfortable using commercial ready made images for my
backgrounds on my web pages either. I did relent when we built our new
house by having the eves wrapped in aluminum and "acrylic" stucco
applied to the house. My excuse is that I'm getting to old to maintain
real stuff on the house.
I hope each of you are putting questions of aesthetics to your
students as part of your teaching. Just as we would never give them
slip molds in ceramics. Bye for now.

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> As an art teacher, I would not approve of my students using "clip" art anymore than I would copying from a how to draw book.  Not that they won't or shouldn't do it elsewhere, as in a computer or math class.  I would hope that after being exposed to the world of original ideas, that they would at least feel uncomfortable using clip art.  I just finished a web site design class where I was the only non computer teacher there.  The only way I could figure out to import my original scanned images was through the clip art program and then insert onto the pages.  My instructor suggested it, He said to make my images into "clip art" first.  I explained my feelings about clip art, and that I did not wish my photos and art to be considered "clip art".  I told him I would post this question of aesthetics on the getty site.
    The question is: if my art is in a clip art file, is it clip art ?
I don't feel comfortable using commercial ready made images for my backgrounds on my web pages either.  I did relent when we built our new house by having the eves wrapped in aluminum and "acrylic" stucco applied to the house.  My excuse is that I'm getting to old to maintain real stuff on the house.
    I hope each of you are putting questions of aesthetics to your students as part of your teaching.  Just as we would never give them slip molds in ceramics.  Bye for now.
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This E-mail message is from Artist/Teacher Woody Duncan
             Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas
the new URL for school is http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04
   to see my beautiful grandkids Tim, Tess and Tiff click on
             http://www.taospaint.com/NineMonths.html
 to see my students working in the RMSartSTUDIO click on
           http://kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/user04/art.self.htm
                                        to contact me via E-mail
                         click on wduncan
 better yet visit my Web Site at http://www.taospaint.com
 

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