In a message dated 6/23/05 11:18:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
In addition, anyone enrolled in the art education department was regarded as
not being a serious artist, and generally treated like a second class citizen.
I found this particularly ironic, because those professors with the most
disdain for art teachers were themselves art teachers!
Oh my goodness! When I was at the university, the art ed department was
considered a joke. They were not related to the fine arts department at all. That
attitude prevails in some still today. I know I have met artists who teach
college level and seem to think that is more "serious" than K-12.
As far as "process vs. product", I understand that completely. When I was
going for my M.F.A. (1979), PROCESS was all the rage. However, I was very lucky
because in my painting department there was a young, buck Yale graduate
professor (process), a traditionalist (product) and an old hippie who was kind of
meld of both. I took classes from all three!