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Re: what teach elements and principles for?

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menichino (menichino)
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 20:57:36 -0400

Bob, Kevin, et al,
Hope you don't mind if I horn in, but as an elementary teacher I structure
my entire curriculum around color, line, shape, space, and texture. I tell
even a first-day-in-school kindergartener that artists think about things
like color. I tell 4th graders working on masks that they are using the
language of art to communicate and the vocabulary is color, shape,
texture.... I think it helps to give these guys a place to "store" the
information and skills they are learning. Helps it all fit together so
they can go on to make their own connections.
Liz in rural NY


> Bob,
> I hope you don't mind that I ask you some questions:
> 1)What are the values of teaching elememts and priciples of a design
> to students?
> 2)When one talks about elements and priciples, it seems that they are
> the components of abstract expressionism.
> Do you think art teachers still need to consider to teach abstract
> expressionism, even though the contemporary art world has paid less
> attention on that.
> Thanks a lot!
> Kevin Smith
> > classroom. You don't need all those concepts hanging on your wall
> unless you
> > intend to talk about them.
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >