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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]kprs
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 22:07:16 -0800
Hi Mr. Gore,
Thanks for joining our conversation and recognizing our need to reach
out and keep in touch. Typically the art educator is an alien in the
public school system, and sometimes we are not even present at all. Art
is considered by many to be a frill, and not an integral part of the
whole education process. We, on artsednet, know that not to be true. We
see students take pride and ownership in their work, as they learn about
themselves, other cultures, what has preceded them, and what is to come.
Our students make dreams into reality, by producing works of wonder.
Whether they become vice presidents or sculptors, we, as art educators,
have helped them to experience creativity, problem solving, and above
all, a thought process that starts with an original idea, and is
followed through from inception to creation. We all encourage our
students through the maze of aesthetic decision making, and through the
trial and error of technique. And all this from a limited budget that
our school boards reluctantly "give" us. Artsednet has allowed us to
bond in many ways, from sharing ideas and techniques to defining who,
we, as a profession, are and can be.
Please drop in any time. Your presence is always welcomed.