> Mary B. wrote:
> 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.
> Wellman wrote -
> ...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.
Wellman,I never intended for anyone to have a major problem with this thought.
Just wanted to cast some light on the fact we have so little time with kids--- so
let's make the best of it! Yes, little kids love "free- draw" and many of them
get to do it at home with their crayons. So can't we take them a little further
in the classroom?
I am glad you agreeded about the middle school level, because they do need
It is always good to hear another point of view(yours), so please just take mine
as that also.