RE: [art_education] Horrible art
- Hi all,Have been reading all of the discussion about "horrible art". My solution is to tell everyone at the beginning of the year we will have an art exhibit at the end of the year. Everything goes into their portfolio and we will choose one of their best works to represent them. There isn't any discussion about not wanting to do it...I tell them they WILL participate and turns out they love it and try their best most of the time. I teach preK-7 at 3 schools with over 600 students, yes, a ton of work but worth it to see how proud each of my students are to see their art hanging up. Linda
--- On Sat, 9/26/09, Patti Brigman <artteacher05@...> wrote:
From: Patti Brigman <artteacher05@...>
Subject: RE: [art_education] Horrible art
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 10:16 AM
A couple of issues here, from my viewpoint. I have almost 850 students and could never hang everyone's work, so I do select those who not only did the best job, but worked hard and followed my guidelines. As it is, it takes a long time to hang the work I do hang. It always looks great though. I include some sort of signage for the work exhibited and include a little explanation for viewers so they understand what we learned during the project.
My son was always one of the "good" artists when he was in school. He likes the fact that I don't hang everyone's work, which is what his teacher did. He said he always felt it wasn't fair that the crappy work would be out there next to his and others who really took it seriously.
Just my two cents.
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