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Re: Yes! Criticism in the artroom.

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Wed, 01 Apr 1998 00:20:59 -0500

I agree with that but I feel people are misinterpreting what I am saying
over the language that I am using. I do point out shapes lines "art
terms in people's work. I also have kids do the same. Mine is not
formalized College Type Critiqing which is what many of these people are
doing. I happen to disagree.I'm saying give the kids the skills and
teach them how to verbalize what they are feeling and seeing.It just
seems to "FACTORY" oriented.Machine like.It's like # 598 of a Warhol
Screw it I'm going to listen to Art Pepper and drop out for awhile.


Maahmaah wrote:
> In a message dated 98-03-31 12:17:32 EST, astroboy writes:
> << Highschool I probably wouldn't like it either because it is judging
> others work. I wouldn't mind having a class discussion on Critiqing
> or possibly introducing it in the senior year. I think it depends on the
> program and age you are in. >>
> When I went to highschool the artroom was my second home. We NEVER critiqued.
> Then I went on to college and felt the sting of not being able to verbalize
> what I or others were doing. I was at a real disadvantage! It was a hard and
> mostly painful uphill battle to learn this in college! I think it is a big
> mistake not to teach and hold critiques throughout all the highschool years.
> I am not talking about holding college type critiques--but more like 'how to
> use basic visual vocabulary' , making students aware of visual clues and how
> to verbalize them.
> -Lee