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Art to elementary students is MAGIC! To teenagers it is Magic! To adults and
senior citizens it is magic or it can be made MAGIC AGAIN! Art is not a
frill! Art is essential. Human beings have a need to be creative. CAN WE
MAKE the rest of the world understand? WE CAN! Let's just DO IT!
San Leandro High School
San Leandro CA
>As for me, I find this group to be very stimulating and humbling at the
>same time. We deal with a lot as art teachers and sometimes we don't
>always get the support we need and deserve. I am currently working in
>the ivory tower, but have spent some quality time in the trenches, too.
>I enjoy working with the college students, but sometimes miss the love
>and pure appreciation of elementary children. Art to them is magic--a
>valid expression of their souls--but the school administrations consider
>elementary art to be a "frill" and the first thing to go when the budget
>gets cut. It is the big disappointment of my adult life. How can we
>make the rest of the world understand? We can't stop fighting the
>Going for a glass of prune juice--Marcia Scurfield, Derby, KS