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Re: Re: Art Disciplines & Art Making

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Nalin (nalin)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 18:30:56 -0700 (MST)


My students enjoy taking time to talk about art and they learn some
important skills of discussion - justification, acceptance, listening and
addressing the comment. We also have some "games and puzzles" that are
fun. The time alloted will probably not change, but just as there is no
expectation of our students to read every book in the library, I do not
expect my students to know every art concept, artist, or time period by the
end of elementary school. I do hope that what we do learn, we learn well
and it will last a lifetime.


>I too find it difficult to take up a lot of studio time talking,
>responding, listening etc. All of that stuff is important, but kids really
>want to make stuff! Since its not likely that the number of periods for
>art per week will increase, I guess I'll have to keep working the other
>disciplines in as make art. I also believe that the intellectual aspect of
>the "making" process is important and should be promoted. I am presently
>working on a thesis/report that explores the "thinking" that takes place
>during art making. If anyone has any info or comments in regard to this, I
>would love to know about them! Lynn Carr

Lorena Nalin

* Elementary Art Specialist *
* at Los Ranchitos School *
* Tucson, AZ *
* & *
* President AZ Art Ed. Association *