Food for thought:
When creating...are we expressing our culture or are we expressing our
"self" (or as I say our "spirit"), our "spirit" as being all encompassing
of our "external" and "internal" worlds. So by saying that you want "to
encourage students to develop their own culture" are you possibly taking
too much control over what comes from "within"...their "spirit"...as it is
The students obviously have experienced their native culture, to some
extent, and you can continue to provide exposure to a variety of cultures
in your classroom, but is it really your responsibility to see that their
native culture comes out in their creativity?
I don't mean this to sound rude in anyway...I'm really expressing my own
thoughts surrounding what you are trying to do...placing the questions upon
myself as well.
University of Minnesota
Art Education Student