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Re: Policies on High School student art shows


From: Bill Sechler (BillSe_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 08:11:44 PDT

Copying a master's work is an acceptable method of "learning" but should not be passed off as one's own. Unique and creative originals by students is a goal we hope to inspire. Remember to allow the student freedom to express their thoughts with images, they will tell you a lot about themselves.

>>> 10/11 1:57 AM >>>
The College Board that governs Advanced Placement Art classes in high
schools states that the work must be significantly changed in order to
qualify. You can check out their requirements regarding this at their

Good luck.


>Hello, I need policies, rules, regulations, etc. for competitive high
>school art shows. A neighboring conference hosts a show and are at war
>about "copying".
>The schools have different opinions on what should be allowed in the
>competition. Some of the schools feel that students learn from copying
>the work of other artists and therefore should be allowed in the
>show. Others feel that no copied work should be allowed.
>What are your opinions? Do you have any written guidelines that I might
>pass on?
>Thanks, Julie