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from: Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
> I know I shouldn't let a couple or 13 year olds get to
> me, but every year there are complaints about there homework in Art Studio.
> I'm wondering what are your thoughts as I continue my quest to make my program
> the best it can be.
> > MaryB ( 8 days left!)
HI, Mary. It sounds like they found your "hot button" today. If it wasn't
that, it would be something else from a middle schooler. You don't need us
to tell you THAT, though, do you?!
I'm going to open up a can of worms and mention that I don't like sketchbook
assignments. Okay, everyone...jump on Bunki day. I know I'm bugging about
95% of you already. The reason I don't is from earlier experiences with them
myself in college. I HATED THEM! I was forever doing my sketches in my
journals at the 11th hour while grinding teeth. I do like to sketch by
myself when I want, what I want. I don't like assignments...especially those
where I have to sketch a dream, memory, or something vague. I REALLY dislike
THAT! I like realism...sketching from something I see. I like to sketch for
project preparation and fuse/fuel ideas....but I don't like to do something
someone else has arbitrarily assigned. I feel like I am a successful drawer.
Not being a sketchbook journal person, I don't think I have suffered any
great loss personally. I'm sure some of you would disagree but I can only
speak from MY personal experience.
I feel there are those who would prosper from the journaling and some who
don't need that route...don't want to go that route. I can't offer you much
in the way of what you need or want to do but I can offer you this other
perspective from someone who dislikes sketchbooks and can sympathize with a
few of your students. Okay everybody...come and get me! Toodles.......
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