Forgive my sarcasm , but I feel our content area deserves better than a free
all. The time our students have in art is minimal in many cases. Let's use
minute they have and make it worthwhile.
...I have a major problem with this attitude. It depends on what grades you
are talking about. Little kids get so much out of free-drawing. It gives
them a rare
freedom to express themselves purely. However, on the middle school level, I
would have to agree with you. The cooperating teacher I just finished working
with has a specific assignment for his 7th and 8th graders if there is a sub
it is made clear that whatever they do is graded.
You might leave a specific lesson for sub, but if you get someone off the
street like a college student, they aren't going to know diddlee about how to
teach. And then your students won't learn anything anyway.