Art Show Flyer....

Discussion in 'Art Teachers' started by Samothrace, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Samothrace

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    Apr 16, 2009

    I have having an art show at one of my buildings in a month along with our kick off to summer reading night. I was thinking of having a flyer to have some of my art club kids hand to the famalies that come. I might add my own message, but was thinking of using this, the 10 lessons that the arts can teach. But I'm not sure if this will come off pushy....or me advocating for the arts which is really important to me. Or adding me own message...what is your thought?

    (I'd be making sure to reference the text this came from as well)
    By Elliot Eisner

    1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
    Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
    is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

    2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
    and that questions can have more than one answer.

    3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
    One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

    4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
    purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

    5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

    6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
    The arts traffic in subtleties.

    7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
    All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

    8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
    When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

    9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
    and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

    10. The arts' position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
    what adults believe is important.

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