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Re: Monart

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Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 12:51:30 +0000


> 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.

Lily Kerns (CWKerns)

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