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Re: Kids that distroy their work

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Bonnie Halfpenny (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:10:52 -0700 (MST)

Just thought of a quote from Oscar Wilde that goes something like this-
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which
ones to keep.

On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Gail1611 wrote:

> I have that trouble too. I'm glad your brought it up. I know another art
> teacher that says, one never makes a mistake - she says this to the children.
> I feel that is not being truthful with the kids. I try to help the kids work
> through with the problem. I have other kids give suggestions. Third, I say
> work on it 5-10 minutes more and if you still feel that way, you can start
> again. I've also be known to say, "It's only a piece of paper, start again "
> or I make a joke about that silly paper . Any other ideas? G.

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