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Lesson Plans

Re: Art and Spontaneity

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 07:01:55 -0500

Jane Shiflett Manner wrote:
The skills-mental and technical-that students need to put those spontaneous
ideas into a 2 or 3-dimensional form can and should be taught and learned.

As a working artist, I enjoyed this post immensely---it cuts through all the
romantic pap surrounding the life of an artist. Being an artist is a
profession--on a par with medicine, law--with a further requirement that you
must re-invent yourself nearly every day--or grow old, stale. This requires a
toughness of the mind, drive, and a tight-focus BS detector--that you point at
yourself every day. Good to start teaching these skills young!

Best wishes,