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ERIC Number: EJ891783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Unique Artists
Szekely, George
Arts & Activities, v147 n5 p18, 54 Jun 2010
A lesson led by adult ideas, rubrics and formulas, conducted in a shrine dedicated to adult artists, demonstrates that children's art does not carry much weight in the art room. Art lessons need to speak of why and how artists do what they do. Art lessons also need to express the freedoms in drawing, instead of the search for the "proper way." In this article, the author describes his experience in teaching a series of drawing lessons to children in a different way--recognizing the students as artists and emphasizing the uniqueness of children's art. The author stresses that art teaching needs to connect children to their rich drawing roots and their own reasons for drawing, which, in turn, have inspired so much of modern adult art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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