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Haunting art experiences

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Ann Weaver (
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 10:32:29 +0100

RE: Mary JaneAnyway, when I was teaching an "Art in the
Elementary School" class at a local university, I had a student tell me about
a childhood experience that still haunted her as an adult. She said her
teacher always hung everyone's work, but that she put it up with the "good"
stuff at the top. Her work was always hung at the bottom. Wow! Heavy stuff for
her to carry around for 20 years, thinking she was lacking artistically.

I talked with a school psychologist at a teacher seminar last week who
became teary eyed telling me about her fourth grade teacher who told her
she was not artistic, could not draw and gave here D's in Art on her report
card. She has never gotten over it. I hope that I have not unconsciously
done this to ANY CHILD. How horrible. Ann W. in NC

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