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I can't do this art work.

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Tue, 04 Mar 1997 07:34:54 -0700

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I remember as a junior high student telling my art teacher that my
painting was no good. I felt the assignment was to produce a painting
that pleased the eye. It didn't please mine. He mentioned the lovley
colors. I doubted either his judgement or sincerity or both. I was
unaware of the creativity that I possessed as the focus was on
production. The questions about art making in the theme "Our Place in
the World" help a student
focus on the work as something more than just a "pretty" product. -What
materials etc. did I use? What shapes and why? Using these perhaps I
would have spent more time on the production instead of just wanting to
be done with it. The power of a theme is looking not at at an isolated
product but at the product and process as it fits into a larger whole.

Art Teachers,
I enjoy reading your comments. They reveal how challanging and
exciting your work is. You seem so energetic and concerned. Your
classrooms must be exciting places. Places- there's that word again.

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