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Re: Primary Colors


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 30 2000 - 19:50:10 PST

Art teachers and standards and experts (they just don't go together)

menichino wrote:
> Mary--
> I had just gone to a workshop put on by the State of New York Education
> Department. The person "in charge" of the visual arts stuff for our state
> was presenting the information -- mostly relating to the upcoming New York
> State Art Assessment (yes, a written, 2-hour test) that will be taken in all
> Studio in Art courses in High School. In passing he mentioned magenta,
> cyan, and yellow being primary colors. During our lunch break I asked him
> specifically about why they were the "new" primaries. He said it goes back
> to Monet's time, and that kids should be taught the correct way. He said if
> I was teaching that red, yellow, and blue are primaries, then I am teaching
> the wrong thing. And he left no leeway for differing opinions on this! So,
> then feeling all guilty and ignorant, I turn to my artsednet pals for advice
> and reassurance. Thanks, guys, you're great!
> Liz in rural NY

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