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RE: [teacherartexchange] Touching up Elementary Projects??


From: Shannon McGraw (smcgraw_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 09:47:05 PDT

Ain't America great?! I know you're not coming after my head even if we
don't agree. And I think literature or dance is not unlike visual art
in terms of individual expression and creativity. The dance teacher
would come over and 'redo' the student's body and the creative writing
teacher would 'redo' a sentence. In getting my MAT, I had a great
creative writing teacher who said the only way you learn to write
creatively is having a teacher examine every sentence. So, I
respectfully disagree with you...but again...ain't America great?!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 11:32 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Touching up Elementary Projects??

On Oct 25, 2006, at 9:35 AM, Shannon McGraw wrote:

> Geez...........all I'm talking about is if a kid says, 'what's wrong
> with this hand?" and I show him 'this' line should be here instead of
> here...a 2" line!!??? Given your philosphy, we shouldn't correct
> grammar or suggest a better adjective because it's not giving them
> 'ownership' or 'uniqueness.'

Don't compare grammar with art, it's the old apples and oranges thing.
The other subject areas in school are not meant to teach creativity and
individually as the major concepts. With so many methods available to
teach skills in art, what we are saying is that we can teach correct
ways to see and draw without marking on a students work, that's all.
I respectfully disagree with your reasoning,

Woody, Retired in Albuquerque

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