I agree with you Robert (and maybe the original posting is being
interpreted out of context?). I find more and more that it is necessary
to teach thinking and problem-solving skills. If I let students think
that running in and creating is art then I will have sent the wrong
message. I constantly tell my students that "good art is planned, it
doesn't just happen". Now I know that is not always the case 100% of
the time, however, I do not believe that I could get good results if I
didn't make the students plan and think through their project work.
My 2 cents,
Becky in NC
From: ROppecker@aol.com [mailto:ROppecker@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 1:46 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Keith Haring
This is in response to an earlier posting on Haring that I deleted.
I think the inclusion of Artists such as Haring is critical to the
development of young artists; be that as it may, an earlier posting
the staging of a simulation of writing Graffiti on subway walls using
paper and a timer to have children take turns running out into the halls
deface the paper and run back into the classroom.
I was surprised this did not bring more critical response from this
Perhaps I am too conservative on this but I think not. What kind of
is this giving students? Maybe it is all just a wonderful tongue in
safe romp with safe vandalism and no victim but I think this is an ill
conceived lesson if I ever saw one.
I may have missed the point and would be happy to hear how others feel
this sort of "project."
I did not respond to the initial posting but it has been rattling around
my thoughts and I could not let this go without further discussion.