At 9:11 PM 3/8/97, Carol Liebergen wrote:
>am of European background, I can only make "white, European" art, and I
>may only teach "white, European" art. I hope not, I will not. And, if
>having a student make an artwork from another culture, helps that
>student understand that culture better, then I'm going to continue to do
>that as well.
>By the way, last week, a young Native American student told our class
>that we could not make dreamcatchers because we did not have to medicine
>to do so. But, he added, we could make them using metal hoops and
>wrapping them with yarn, because then they would just be beautiful
>decorations, without the power to take away bad dreams. He, however,
>could make real dreamcatchers because he had the medicine. It was a
>wonderful learning moment, for me and for the class.