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Re: ArtDays

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Fran Marze (
Sun, 8 Mar 1998 09:57:30 -0500 (EST)

I have to say that when I was in grade school we had no art teacher, but
about once or twice a year, the parochial school art supervisor would show
up with what were really coloring book pages from a local dairy--the Page
Dairy with the Page Milk Boy to color! We were ecstatic, can you imagine.
At around Christmas time she would show up with the left over foil from
the milk caps and we would roll that around pencils and make Christmas
foil ornaments. How exciting for us! Some teachers would let those who
could draw do large religious posters or other things for the room and I
remember one teacher who let us have colored chalk. She must have been
ahead of her times. My mother took me to an art class where I remember
learning to draw with the side of the pencil. These students today who
have regular art classes K-12 don't realize their good fortune.

On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, RWilk85411 wrote:

> I have to agree with Diane on a specialist being better than the classroom
> teacher doing it. At least the students with art in their blood get to see a
> real artist and get some real information. We don't have classroom teachers
> teaching art in SC. I'd almost forgotten what that was like. When I went
> through school it means we made a papier mache' mask in the third grade and a
> finger painting in the sixth. That was it. Oh I did get chewed out for doing a
> drawing of my sixth grade teacher while she was reading to us. It looked just
> like her. Maybe that was the problem. She wasn't particularly attractive. :-))
> I would have felt like I had died and gone to heaven if a real artist had come
> into our classroom. And I would probably remember to this day every word that
> s/he said.
> Reatha