I totally agree! We have a wonderful and unique environment. I let my
students talk softly ( if it gets to loud we go into "Silent Art" for a
while to get the volume down).
Of course I do have times when intense concentration is needed for some
drawing exercises, but it seems so unnThey learn so much from each
others discussion about art and yes, sometimes it is social talk. But
we all can tell when to step in on that one. There seem to be some very
different schools of thought on this subject.
One of my collegues believes the students should never talk in art
class, even during clean-up. Viva la differance. The students have
learned to cope with the differences.
SZim52@aol.com wrote: It keeps you on your toes so you can know when to
include art in the conversation. It is what makes the art room such a
unique and wonderful place to learn.