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Re: Re: non art certified possible?

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Mon, 1 Nov 1999 17:21:11 EST

In a message dated 11/1/99 6:59:45 AM, Brie29 wrote:

<<Some people have the mistaken idea that teaching art is easy or fun.
Teaching art is an art in and of itself.>>

I agree totally. I have seen this happen often when artists work in the
schools. (I can say this because I was an "artist-in-the-schools" before I
was an "art teacher". It is great to love art and wonderful to be very
creative. However, teaching art is additional skill that is not necessarily
linked to creative passion. I have worked with some of the most gifted
artists in school situations and they are horrendous "teachers". Likewise, I
have watched wonderful teachers of other content areas try to teach "art" in
the their classes and it is not very effective. The skills and art of
teaching art comes with training, application, and lots of time.