This is what you wrote:
I also took a workshop from Marcia Eaton from the U. of Minn. in which she
held up various objects, like a potato and an old cake pan and asked "Is this
art? Why or why not?" This resulted in lots of very interesting discussion.
I've tried this with middle school students with similar results.
As an aside, does anyone know the title of Marcia Eaton's book on aesthetics
and where it moght be avaiable?
Are you referring to the "Drawing Art Together" seminar held in Madison, WI
a few years ago. . . we all say hello!
Marcia Eaton's book is Basic Issues In Aesthetics: Wadsworth Publishing
Company, Belmont Ca 94002. It is helpful for thoroughly explaining the
various philosophical stances people assume when confronted with complex