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Lesson Plans

Re: Art Elements

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:21:40 -0700

Betty Bowen wrote:
> No, there isn't a cross-cultural agreed upon list of the elements of art.
> These lists refer only to the convenient categorizing of some of the formal
> concerns of traditional 2D and 3D art, and while useful in describing art
> objects, I don't believe they are all that useful any more (if they ever
> were) in learning to make art itself.

I agree! I've never thought it made much sense to meticulously
teach each element discretely in a studio-type class; the
students will learn more as the elements are incorporated into
their assignments.