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I notice at the grade school age, children are willing to be spontaneous =
when the lesson is not too tight. I notice that when a desire from a =
given instructor moves to the approach of reproducing a specific item, =
like a specific cat, or a specific seasonal item that all spontaneous =
activity stops even at the younger years. Imagination and being free to =
be spontaneous can be nurtured. I may use cats as a subject, but =
approach it in a manner that is more problem solving which will =
encourage creativity and spontaneous art activity. I could hang a cat on =
the board and say "we are making cats and distribute only specific =
materials and colors and have total copy cats, excuse the pun. So age =
may not be the only factor in spontaeous ouput. Susan in Ohio
From: Joel J Murray <joel3>
To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Friday, October 29, 1999 3:51 PM
Subject: Art and Spontaneity
Hi There! I was hoping that someone out there could help me with =
obtaining research material for my thesis/project. My topic is focusing =
on Art and Spontaneity.
This is a brief layout of what I'm going to research.
I'd like to know at what age the spontaneous level of artwork =
stops. Many times throughout the development stages of art the =
spontaneous interest fades out, usually around 8th, 9th and 10th grade.
I feel this is important in the field of art education because we =
want art to be incorporated into their learning. What causes this, when =
does this happen, and how do you fix it. It would be nice to know when =
this occurs so we can begin to address this lose of spontaneous artwork.
Is it developing new curriculum or a multicultural curriculum =
centered around cooperative learning.
I am interested in any references that you may know of along with =
your general thoughts on this topic.=20
This topic may help keep the interest up in our Art electives and =
programs as school districts begin to change.
Thank you for your time and cooperation.
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From:=20 Joel J Murray <joel3>
To:=20 artsednet.edu= =20 <artsednet.edu= >
Date:=20 Friday, October 29, 1999 3:51 PM
Subject: Art and=20 SpontaneityHi There! I = was hoping=20 that someone out there could help me with obtaining research = material for my=20 thesis/project. My topic is focusing on Art and=20 Spontaneity.This is a brief = layout of what=20 I'm going to research.= I'd like to=20 know at what age the spontaneous level of artwork stops. Many = times=20 throughout the development stages of art the spontaneous interest = fades out,=20 usually around 8th, 9th and 10th grade.I feel this is = important in the=20 field of art education because we want art to be incorporated into = their=20 learning. What causes this, when does this happen, and how do = you fix=20 it. It would be nice to know when this occurs so we can begin = to=20 address this lose of spontaneous artwork.Is it developing = new curriculum=20 or a multicultural curriculum centered around cooperative=20 learning.I am interested in = any=20 references that you may know of along with your general thoughts on = this=20 topic.This topic may help = keep the=20 interest up in our Art electives and programs as school districts = begin to=20 change.Thank you for your = time and=20 cooperation.Penelope=20 Green