> The Monart instruction that has been > going on in our schools is just the "follow the leader" part and all the > drawings then go on the wall. There is little to no encouragement to come up > with your own ideas. I do know that that is NOT how the original program > works...the original (from the book) went more along the lines of the Draw > Squad...however, most classroom teachers (especially those with little > confidence in art instruction) leave it at the "follow the leader" step.
I have used some of the Monart techniques for classes which seemed
convinced that they "can't" draw. After all _anybody_can draw lines and
circles! Looking for "lines and circles and pieces of circles" in objects is
at least a start toward seeing the things an artist needs to see.