<< We were talking about the TV painters who make a "pretty little
picture" in a half hour--giving our students the impression that art is
created quickly and easily.
I had a similar discussion with my HS art students. It was directed at the
ones who think art has to be perfect and pretty and recognizable. My
favorite class is my "is it art?" slide presentation. I always start with
them writing down the most "famous" art work they know. It's amazing! 98%
chose the Mona Lisa (a personal favorite too!)
I like to point to several posters I have now in my room by Fred Babb. My
favorite is the "great art doesn't have to match the sofa" It makes for
My biggest reward came at our final field trip to the National gallery in DC.
I was walking around and came upon a group of my football players talking
about the "light" that Sergeant used and what did they notice first. It went
on, and I just stood there in awe. They really were listening!
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