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Lesson Plans

Not an artist but a teacher

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Lindsborg Arts Council (lindsart)
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 13:27:20 -0600

Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful responses to my
question about the requirement of being an artist to teach
art. I am an arts council director and I'm currently working
on a k-4 art history/appreciation and activity curriculum.
We have finished cave art and are presenting Egyptian art now.

I'm not an artist. I love art, I appreciate art, and I'm fascinated with
art history.
However, I do not have any studio experience and I'm learning as a
put this curriculum together. One of our objectives is to introduce a
pastels for the last presentation, so that the classroom teacher will feel
using it in the future. So, I'm not an artist but I am teaching art.

I am also preparing for a workshop that I will probably title, " I like
art, but I can't teach it."
The workshop will be presented to k-6 classroom teachers in the spring. We
work on integration
ideas, using a variety of mediums, etc.
Any ideas? What would you include?

Thanks! Lori P.S. I feel like I have hit paydirt with this list serve.
You are such a neat group
of experts!