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Art is Problem Solving

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Nov 01 2001 - 17:44:08 PST


In a message dated 11/1/01 5:12:35 PM Central Standard Time, Nnaell@aol.com
writes:

<< With this tool, when students come to me and say "such and such doesn't
look
 right" I can say, well where should the arms fall? How wide should the
 shoulders be? ETC...this gives the students power to "fix" what they are
 unhappy with. >>

I call this problem solving which I feel is now the most important thing that
art can
teach us. for our life skills. How to look at a situation and find the very
best solution. Give the students a start --a good beginning - and then from
there on they need to think for themselves - but give them some of the
ingredients to cook with!!! Roberta

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