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Re: In Defense of Monart

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Lisa Levenson (lisal)
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 17:38:13 -0700 (MST)

In response to Marilyn Juda-Orlandi's comment on Monart...I agree! One of
the number one problems of the art teacher is working with the student's
negative view of the possibilities of their making art. I think Monart
does yeild some impressive work and the students gleen confidence while
learning basics. I would never adhere solely to this method but knowledge
of materials, media, process, basic design (structure), content and
context are the
springboards of
those "creative" art works (less structured)
Also, many students have a view of what is art and what is good
that is much narrower than it might be with more discussion and exposure
to other art work. The prioritizing of fine, craft, illustration,
advertisement and art forms is something , I believe, we all
do. That is another thing we need to reexamine ourselves about and the
kind of imput we give to the students that may color their confidence an
excitement for working (or considering a future) in those areas of
art....I was going to try not to say anything about MONART, I know it's a
taboo idea among most art educators....Correct me if I'm wrong...-lisal