Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Post 38 - ANOTHER "DAY OF THE DEAD" ITEM - A postcard to trade and a question to ponder...

Blogging my evolution as an artistic art educator - An art-based experiment...

Day of the Dead postcard - Art 42 trade item (fabric from Alpha Stamps, Prima paper flowers, Golden Heavy Gel Medium, Golden Gloss Medium, hand-made stamp, Hero Arts small flower stamp.


Quote/question from an article I recently read for Art Ed Seminar...

Read it. Think on it. Respond please. (This art chick is curious about YOUR .02... OK?)


What should the relationship be between art education in schools and society at large?

---Dipti Desai and Graeme Chalmers (Art Education, September 2007)


Safety, health, happiness, and peace... Pam

1 comment:

Alexia said...

That's a very broad question. I suppose that as part of "society at large", I think society should support art(s) education in schools, especially public schools, which are more likely to lose arts funding first. By the same token, the students should be given the opportunity to use their art to support society; that is, be involved in public art shows or other public art projects to benefit the world outside the walls of their school, not simply creating or learning about art for their own edification or gratification, or for school credit. That would give art and culture as an important part the workings of the world more meaning and heft to a young person, who might otherwise be inclined to think of art as a pastime or as less important than other, more academic or athletic pursuits. Young people should be taught that arts jobs are still jobs, and that our society does not function without art and culture. They, of course, will be more apt to accept this, if they are supported as artists by the greater society.

If you check my links on Facebook, you'll see an interesting note I linked to about arts jobs.