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Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 03:07:29 PST

In a message dated 10/30/00 9:27:48 PM, writes:

<< Are teachers of the "hands on" old school of art being
pushed aside for state of the "art" digital and
computer graphics imagery. >>
computer work is just as hands on as traditional. The artist has his/her
hands on a keyboard, mouse or pressure sensitive pad instead of a brush,
pencil, etc. and NO, I do not see traditional hands on art being pushed out
of the way. I think most situations are merely adding the newest technology.
Much the same as the paint brush was added many years ago, or the pencil.
Only in Elizabethan days was there a good reason the baby was thrown out with
the bath water. LOL
The new plans have eliminated this
photo-lab set up and have gone with a basic room
design with little more than an island sink at the
back of the room to conduct art classes.
My brand new school has an even larger dark room than the older ones. I can
have six work stations in there. I insist that my photography students learn
both traditional and digital. And I work with traditional with them before
the digital.