Jackie Aust Billingsley wrote: > > Hey guys, > > I am in a deep discussion with a fellow art teacher. I would very much > like to see our advanced art program grow. It is my believe that > exposing Art I students to many techniques is one answer, with the > knowledge that you can expand your student of these techniques in > advanced courses. This all came about by having my students experiment > with doing acrylic or oil paintings. The more experienced teacher, in > years, really fussed because I did not save that for advanced students. > I am basing my decision on past experience from another district. I got > students interested in level one, and then they wanted to enroll in > level two and so on based on the experience at an early level. This is > only one area we disagree. I think back also that many of our students > have been exposed to the basic in junior high and are somewhat board in > high school entry level. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated > > Jackie
I happen to agree. I think beginning students should be exposed to all
types of materials, and at an advanced level they will be able to learn
to manipulate them to their best advantage.