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nudity in the classroom (and it's not the teacher!)

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San D Hasselman (kprs)
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 09:11:18 -0400

My favorite "nude" story is when I had an advance student (this is
highschool) taking Life Drawing classes in NYC. At the end of her
class, I asked her if we could display her beautiful drawings in the
locked showcase opposite the guidance department. So one day
afterschool, she and I put them up. They didn't last 20 minutes. The
principal had me down in his office immediately. When I innocently
asked what the problem was with nudes, he said, while he didn't have a
problem with them, the ladies in the guidance office were quite upset
with the male nudes, and if I removed them, the female nudes could
stay. So after my conversation on the beauty and grace of the human
body, I insisted that both sexes were shown or none at all....needless
to say it was 'none at all'.

for the moment.

One of her drawings made the local teen arts festival and at the end of
the year senior show, the line was out the door for students to 'see'
her drawings.

As for "creative enhancing " of body parts, in high school where so many
kids are 'going hormonal' you get that all the time. It takes a sense
of humor, and a little compasion for what the kid is going through, to
make it past all of that....(and I keep explaining to the boys that
there is something called 'gravity' when it comes to drawing these

San D

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