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Re: Art subjects children prefer.

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Fri, 06 Jun 1997 17:34:56 -0700

>Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 17:30:09 -0700
>To: arregui <>
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: Art subjects children prefer.
>In-Reply-To: <>
> Children will respond to anything which affects their sensibilites; the
works of: Mucha (figure drawing/poster design); Chagall
(fantasy/story-telling), Dufy (color and light), Klee (use of basic
shapes), Mondrian (space divisions), Matisse (cut paper shapes); all
contribute to the child's understanding of process/skill formation; using
graphics out-of-context does little to support art pocesses. These artists
(and more) are avaiable on video; search art video indexes, i.e. NY
Metropolitan Museum Book Store on the net.
> As children learn the scope and sequence approach to the (basic)
techniques of: DRAWING, PAINTING, and CONSTRUCTION, they begin to
personally relate to the problems of artists through the ages; without
experience there can be no critical analysis; only superficial enjoyment.
>At 04:55 PM 6/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>I remember that once there was a survey about art teacher=B4s preferences=
>>art prints. I was wondering if anyone has surveyed children=B4s=
>>for art SUBJECTS. For example, I suspect they like narrative paintings=
>>than abstract art. They like beasts and corpulent bodies more than
>>Degas=B4ballet dancers. Has anyone experienced that same feeling? I think
>>there is a tendency to look for "childish" themes instead of discovering
>>what children=B4s real interests are. I=B4d appreciate hearing your point=
>>views, especially concerning elementary aged children.
>>Massiel Arregui