On Oct 24, 2006, at 6:00 PM, Julie Jacobusse wrote:
> I have heard about elementary art teachers that fix/touch up
> student projects by having students complete in B&W and use the
> copier to enhance/fix projects. Then give back to students to
> color/paint them later. This was for an art show project-but I am
> not sure how I feel about this...what do all of you think? I think
> the students should learn how to draw/do things and that not every
> projects that students do will be awesome-there are special ed
> students More recently I painted over projects that had major
> mess-ups and the next time they came in asked them to fix/touch it
> up just for the sake of time element-its hard to talk them through
> fix-ups when you have a whole group to keep an eye on. Maybe I
> should have not done that either-but since it is elementary-felt it
> was ok-but middle and high schoolers would get upset I am sure.
> Thanks-Julie Jacobusse from Michigan now in georgia :)
I would "never" mark on a students work period, let alone fix/touch
up a students art.
I have taken students drawings and copied them onto various types of
(using a copy machine) so they could have multiple drawings to paint
it was completely their work. When I have suggestions to make or want to
demonstrate a technique I use a separate sheet of paper.
We had a professional artist do a watercolor workshop here in
His critique method was to paint on students work to show how to improve
the work. I spoke up and said, being an old art teacher I personally
problem with that. So he only talked about suggested changes on mine.
No one else
in the workshop seemed to mind his methods. Maybe it's just me or my
Woody, Retired in Albuquerque