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Lesson Plans

Re: In Defense of Monart

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Wed, 16 Oct 1996 11:30:53 -0400

Thanks for your thoughts on Monart. Having been the one that brought up the
subject I'd like to explain that I think the program is being misused in my
district in that it is almost always presented as guided drawing and then
they all look the same

(someone posted a message about how the "cookie-cutter" images of pumkins,
etc were driving her(him?) nuts this time of the year....I added my thoughts
re: Monart in my district, and here we are defending it 8^)

I agree, most children I've been with (and adults) want to learn to draw and
Monart is a method that is easy to understand and gives results. In my
original post I wondered whether this method works better with older
students... as developmentally they can extrapolate the instruction to later
drawings they do on their own, without the teacher guiding them. Do you find
this to be the case?

Someone else posted that there are always those who pick up the knowledge
(drawing by replicating the various shapes, curves, and lines which make up
the subject - Are these students the Visual-Spatial learners?) and retain it
at very young ages and then there are always those who fail to grasp the
connections, no matter the age. Your thoughts?

Thanks again for your defense!