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Re: art isn't a real subject


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 06 2002 - 20:18:35 PST

I like to compare art to music - I ask them if they were to sit down at the
piano for the first time would they be able to play Bethovan. Of course they
say no. Then I ask them if they thought that if they practiced awhile would
they be able to play a simple song decently. If they practiced everyday
would they get really good? Well, in art, the more you practice the better
you get. Also, NO, not everyone can get "good" at science and math. Some
have to work really hard just to pass (just like art). :-)

> A wise aleck 8th grader, who I've had discipline problems with
> before,
> told me today that art wasn't a "real" subject. In a non-confrontational
> manner I asked him why he believed this. His response, "because math,
> science, etc, you can learn to be good at, art you can't.
> I'm wondering how many of you out there would respond to this,
> mike sacco
> new to jr. high