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Re: technique vs. expression


From: Sarah Dugan (smdugan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 18:13:52 PST

As a photography teacher, I suggest "A personal Credo" by Ansel Adams.
Wonderful piece that
addresses this age old argument.


Chayne Lamoreaux wrote:

> I'm a senior art education major at Emporia State University in Kansas and i
> was wondering-
> which, should we as educators, focus more on in the classroom technique or
> expression? Or is there a way to intertwine them evenly.?
> If one focusses on technique too strongly do the kids lose their creativity?
> If one focusses on expression too strongly do the kids not get the exposure
> they need to technique? I feel that you can talk about technique when
> looking at students' artwork and hopefully the more developed their
> techniques are the more developed and pronounced their expression and
> creativity will be.
> Chayne L.
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