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In a message dated 10/21/98 6:12:17 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< >....(snip)..... I would even say that many lousy teachers hide
>behind their certification.
This is true in ALL areas of certification.
>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".
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC >>