Evaluating Art Standards

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Patty Palmer of Deep Space Sparkle talks about being asked to evaluate standard art standards in the school system.she says she finds the language of the standards verbose an tends not to use them. For example: California’s visual arts standards include things like

ARTISTIC PERCEPTION,CREATIVE EXPRESSION,  HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT,  AESTHETIC VALUING, CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS. The standards seem to read like a college syllabus and what she says is that….

“What I really think the standards are meant to say, is that we as art teachers, should provide art lessons rich in art elements, painting and drawing techniques, cultural, literature and historical connections, as well as engage their imaginations”

It happens to be that very often when creative instruction is dictated by standards then it ceases to be creative.

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