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Re: Artist at work

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SBrad1
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 23:07:34 EDT


In a message dated 98-10-04 12:15:26 EDT, you write:

<< "Wow, you are really good! I
didn't know you could draw like that!" I mean, I am an ART teacher! Why
are they always so surprised that an ART teacher can draw? The first
time I heard that comment I realized that they did not see me as an
artist and that I had to do something about it! I think that is very
important!
Lisa >>
Dear Lisa,
I get that alot too. And, I don't work on "my" work, but, what I do work on
is the project that I have assigned. I use it in a demo, as a progress
determinator (about where they should be) and as a discussion piece when
someone has a question.
Funny thing though....after each project is done, works are hung for viewing
and critique, I number each work and have the students vote for best of
class, best use of materials, best of use of shading,etc... I always throw
mine in the vote and I dont always win!!! The kids love it and it sparks tons
of conversation as to "why" works are chosen.
Gabrielle
Art teacher 6-12
Caravel Academy/Delaware