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The importance of the arts to learning......more

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RWilk85411 (RWilk85411)
Sun, 29 Mar 1998 10:42:17 EST


Re:" What we learn in the three R's, is what we can do. What we learn in the
arts is HOW we live our lives."
I agree that art is how and the quality of how we live our lives. BUT, once
again, we can DO the arts. We can make a LIVING doing the arts. Why should we
always speak of the importance of teaching art only in terms of improving
learning and enhancing our lives. While these things are true, we can also
spend our lives happily doing art and making our living in the process. My
contention is that the basics, math, science, and language, are merely
foundation knowledge which help us understand the science and math involved in
art and enable us to communicate in another way about what we do. We ARE
applied physics. We should not place ourselves in a position of subservience
to the basics. ( A student will do better in math or science because of his
study in the arts.) Yes this is true, but it is not the only reason for
studying in the arts.
We don't go out and DO math for a living. We, use it in whatever field we
choose, i.e., visual and performing arts.
We don't go out and DO science for a living. We use it in whatever field we
choose, i.e., visual and performing arts.
We don't go out and DO reading/writing for a living. We use it in whatever
field we choose, i.e., writing books, plays, scripts for movies, journalism.
(art)
We don't go out and USE history for a living. We use it in whatever field we
choose, i.e., anthropology, archeology, art history.

OK, I am off my soapbox. Go ahead and blast me those of you for whom I have
just made art "way too commercial".
Reatha


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