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Re: kids that destroy their work

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Lily/Clair Kerns (CWKerns)
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 18:13:01 -0600

Re: kids that destroy their work
"Yes, if they're genuinely discouraged. I tell them, "You can start
over but don't throw this out yet. Keep it in the file and write on the
back (this is if working on the back is not a option) that you're
starting another one. That way I know you've been working."
Sometimes they end up finishing the first one after all, or finishing
both.Don't you ever find that if you put a work away for a while the
solution to the problem pops up after you've had a break from it?
If they're repeatedly throwing throwing away perfectly good work in
progress we need to help them have faith in themselves ,give them extra
positive reinforcement. "

A little cross fertilization of ideas here--this quote from a quilt workshop
with Libby Lehman:
"If you make a mistake, make it big, and FEATURE it!"
Lily Kerns CWKerns
Art Teachers--