Thank goodness someone said this....I also cringed when I saw the
original post as this was my pet peeve while I was in college. A
professor would grade the student's works based on the
Which, in our case was alot of students who would throw some found
materials together and come up with some lame thing that they knew
the professor would eat up.......I, on the other hand have a tendency
to try and explore a more "traditional" knowledge of a particular
material and see what you can do with it, ie....ways to work with
different types of stone, wood, and other natural materials. I was
always mocked at critiques as I didn't have a "cool/pc motivation".
It is, always has been, and always will be a very hard thing for
teachers to grade work and critique it.
I, in my teaching, focus on what the assignment is, and whether the
student completed it and actually did it to the best of their ability.
If they rush through just to get done, and didn't use elements that
were assigned, they would get marked down for that.
As far as "critiques", that is a hard one. Again, I would have
students use that same criteria and maybe talk about their initial
reaction to the piece.
I remember my first job out of college, I was working at a major
metro Art museum and had some people from work over to my place for a
get together and showed them some of my work hung in my house. This
one woman (also a college prof) said "It's ok, but I wouldn't call it
Art". It was, by far, the most ignorant statement I ever heard
someone say about Art. Especially as a teacher. I am glad I didn't
have her as a professor.
Hopefully people will learn from that sort of statement.
I agree that "to you?" is a more appropriate question as it is SO
Shelly in Seattle
--- In email@example.com, "Glennis" <glennisd@...> wrote:
> Thank you Jerimiah! I actually cringed when I saw the original
> questioned posted. Perhaps the subject can be personalized a bit by
> adding "to you?". And drop the word "true". What may be "true to me
> may not be true to anyone else. Or how about a list of questions
> could ask oneself when viewing/hearing/feeling a work of art.
> that feels better to me.....i just don't believe there is a "true"
> answer to this age old question....
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Martin, Jerimiah"
> <jemartin@> wrote:
> > This argument has been going on for over a hundred years (at
> > can't describe it in a few sentences.