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Re: is this what the groups attitude is?

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Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:22:55 -0500

My first reaction to the response you got in your posting was- Whoaaa, someone
sure has their nose up in the air. How can someone say "no offense" then follow
up with a comment like they did? I will echo the response of many of my fellow
artsedneters by saying don't let one person's view contaminate all of us. We are
quite a giving group who are willing to share ideas and opinions- usually many
good ones!
I laugh at the comment about he/ she having to take pesky art methods courses.
Apparently that person did not go to a good college or university. I felt I
learned alot and had fun doing it
( methods courses) at my school.

Anyhow, this person probably wrote what they did because they feel threatened.
There is concern out there about schools using certified teachers, since the start
of charter schools. But I'm glad to see that the kids are getting an art
education versus nothing or letting the regular class teacher trying to squeeze it

Museee wrote:

> Hi,
> I sent a message out about an art club I created for students where I work
> today. I am a new member to this group and I got a response saying the
> following: (name excluded from the text out of respect for privacy)
> <no offense , i'm glad your an artist but I'm tired of being solicited
> for help from NON-certified art instructors..... I COULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT
> OF SCHOOL A LOT QUICKER had I not taken those 30 hours of pesky art
> methods classes. There are plenty of good books out there-buy some and
> then read them.
> I apologize for asking for help. I can understand people not wanting to help,
> but geez I think a simple sorry this is not the proper email list for this
> would have sufficed. I am disgusted by this emails attitude, not by the
> unwillingness to comment on my question, that is no problem at all.
> I may not be a certified art instructor, excuse me, but I am doing a damn good
> job at it, and I don't appreciate the insult. A simple no would have
> sufficed. I won't bother the group again with my questions.
> Susan