Friday, April 11, 2008

Art in High School

Ponder you think that it is more important for student artist to concentrate learning the basic foundations of drawing while in high school or should they have the ability to try samplings of several different types of art to find a passion?


dude designs said...

Definitely the latter...

I think that's a perfect example of why we see so many college graduates end up with a job that has nothing to do with their majors. Kids are forced to make major life decisions at such an early age that they have no chance to explore all of the options that are out there.

Just my 2 cents as someone who didn't find her passion and creativity until she was in her 30s.

Kristie said...

I think they should have the ability to try samplings of several different types of art to find a passion. A student won't know what aspect of art is there strongest if they just simply stick to basic drawing skills. Personally, I like that fact we all get to try different types of art. Some, we all like, and some some of us don't like.
So yeah, now I can 5 extra points in art class =D
Love ya Mrs. P

Ms. Hill said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and answer this one. I never took art in high school and now I regret it. I wish I would have learned the basics of drawing so my sketches could look three-dimensional. Perspective can be taught, right? That's what I wish I knew how to do now.

Of course, I think students should be able to try out all types of art, too. I'm sure some excel in sculpture and others in digital photography. But I think the basics of drawing would help students in ALL types of art, wouldn't it? Even just learning art lingo would help.

david k said...

i say they should try a sampling of different types

Ms. Franklin said...

I love to draw, but when I was in high school (a thousand years ago!), we couldn't take a class in "just drawing" until we took "Intro to Art". In this class, I had to sculpt and make pots and do macrame. I HATED IT. Thus ended my high school art career, even though I sketched at home on my own.

I took a pure drawing class in college, and I loved it! I found out my artisitic talents were meager, but I still enjoyed the class.

So maybe, for some, an exposure to all different types of art may be good, but others may be like me and run screaming from macrame pot holders and the like.

Anonymous said...

I personally think it would be more important to be able to explore all of your art techniques because you never know what you could be good at, you could be better at doing clay sculptures then just naturally drawing. Also someone may have a passion for art but not quite drawing.