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Re: Art criticism and DBAE

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Robert Beeching (robprod)
Sat, 31 May 1997 13:45:22 -0700

>Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 13:33:58 -0700
>From: Robert Beeching <robprod>
>Subject: Re: Art criticism and DBAE
>In-Reply-To: <>
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> Of course "looking at art" is an important observation skill; always
open to interpretation; it is putting the cart before the horse (in many
instances) where students have had too little or no training in the
process/skill development of DRAWING, PAINTING, and CONSTRUCTION;
appreciation is born of experience; one cannot adequately evaluate a
process without, FIRST, experiencing IT!
> If one cannot "draw", one's "brush techniques" and "paintings" cannot
improve. If one cannot "construct" one's "objects" tend to fall apart!
> Throughout history, the artist learned to draw well before advancing to
painting, construction, and criticism!
>At 12:26 PM 5/31/97 -0600, you wrote:
>>>Massiel Arregui wrote: I am having a bit of a problem convincing fellow
novice art teachers at
>>school that examining works of art with our elementary students can be
>>creative and exciting.
>>I asked the High School teacher if I could see how my experiments with
>>building students ability to look at and discuss art in my elementary
>>classroom would carry over to the HS level. He agreed to let me come in
>>and try it out. I used materials relevant to what he was teaching....
>>By modeling the behavior for him, I think he got the idea that he could
>>do it, and has utilized more and more "DBAE skills" as time has passed
>>Chris M