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Lesson Plans

Art just is!

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Jerry Deasy (jdeasy)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 10:04:31 -0500 (CDT)

>Subject: Re: is art play is that OK???
>Why doesn't someone defend art from an offensive position
>rather than a defensive one. I think the art experience is a unique
>one. When we use loaded words like "play" everyone has their
>own opinion. I would like to see such a discussion take place
>without it. An artist creates a" work of art" Those are even loaded
>words and people immediately hear of monkeys or elephants
>creating works of art to get the public sentiment all in an uproar.
>Art is not considered important in education, it is one of the "electives."
>There are some art based curriculums but not enought to make any
>difference. People immediately think of Van Gogh as "crazy," so
>therefore if you are an artist you must be crazy.
>These generalizations are as hard to change as someone's
>religious beliefs. I would like to see the art curriculum called by a
>different name. How about visual literacy?
>This discussion can only end up as my words against your words and
>I am sure the administrators love this. If the art people can't agree on
>what art is, how are the administrators to take them seriously?