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Re: Tone Of conversation

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 21:36:24 GMT

Now I hope more people liked this statement;
>Let me be so bold as to state my opinion about where we stand as art
>educators NOW in today's educational climate: We need to find a way that we
>can demonstrate the universal need ALL students have for our instruction. We
>can't sit back anymore and understand it ourselves as artists and expect
>parents and school boards to take our word for it. We also cannot preserved
>the elusiveness or nebulousness of being an artist because it as what makes
>us "special " people. That frame of mind has made the public afraid of
>art/artists. We need to be able to demonstrate in an observable way how each
>and every student is more successful in their LIFE, in other content area,
>and will be more successful in general because of what they learn in art.

Also the whole thing about creativity!

<If we don't start focusing and speaking about the teaching of creativity
<specifically and from an informed scientific standpoint some one else in
our <schools will be teaching it and we will be left talking about how we
"apply it" <and how "we've always been doing that"! Have we? I think only
in an indirect <way and through intuition. We have the chance now to
convince "them" with <research and tighten and hone what we do so we are
the hub of education - not a <frill!<

I really agree it is time we take a plunge to make everyone else aware of
the importance of creativity in education and in everyone´s life. I myself
am preparing a course that I will be teaching in our painting department,
and I will call; "creativity it´s source and course". I will give my
students different ways to look for the source of creativity in themselves
and find what course it can take. We will do some collaborative works and
individual work and certainly keep a journal every day in writing, drawing
and painting. I look forward to this and will keep you posted how it goes.
This week I am also giving a lecture on "why we need the arts", in a course
that is given here at the University for the office workers in the
different town offices. I am a firm believer that it is our duty to "spread
the word" where we can, and also have some fun for I shall also have the
office people have fun doing painting. Anyway enough of this. But I have a
question for the whole group; Is there anyone out there who teaches in an
artschool for children? If so I would be very interested in "talking about
it". My main work is teaching children in our art school and I am
interested to hear if other regular art schools have children´s
This is it for now, regards Rosa