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Re: Mark Kistler's Draw Squad

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Roseau (mikelr)
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 18:21:20 -0500

>>....(snip)..... I would even say that many lousy teachers hide
>>behind their certification.
>This is true in ALL areas of certification.

Very true. I think certification best serves professions where the
expertise is somehow quantifiable. It still doesn't prevent bad
practitioners, but at least the public (who certification is meant to
serve) has a better idea what the certified person knows.

>>My absolute favorite show for art instruction - and an approach I've
>>actually used for adults - was Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. He took definite
>>concepts - shapes, foreshortening, overlapping, etc - and gave the kids
>>specific drawing exercises. Children love to actually learn HOW to do
>>something, and this concept of providing concrete infoprmation has been
>>quite absent in most art programs for children that I've been familiar
>I agree with you about Mark Kistler's Draw Squad. I teach middle school and
>this is the way I start each of my 6th grade classes when they first come to
>me each nine weeks. And believe, after just a few days using these "warmup
>exercises", they are "hooked on drawing".

Way to go ... I wish more art classes were taught like that.

>Carolyn Roberts


Mike Reed