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Re: gifted kids problems

From: Artemis420
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 10:41:36 PDT

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    In a message dated 5/22/00 3:12:24 AM, Batmom44 writes:

    << Frequently their untalented peers have begun to outdo
    them with the knowledge they have gleaned from doing the assignments in art
    class. Frequently their parents are in awe of their talent and don't
    understand why the grades suddenly drop below A+. Frequently they are a real
    pain in the patootsie until you get through to them.
    Just curious >>

    It's because the general population has the skewed idea that, unlike EVERY
    other profession, the art profession alone is a purely intuitive one. Nobody
    would dream of allowing a gifted science student to bypass the basic building
    blocks of that profession, or any other...gifted lawyers? Doctors? ...
    sitting in a corner in class while every ungifted one learns the periodic
    table playing with scalpels and reading anything they like?
    Post modernism has done the arts a great disservice when it allowed people to
    think that anyone can make art and training and knowledge are unnecessary.
    All the great masters came from the atelier system.


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