Apples Are Blue: Understanding the Art in the Artist
In recent years there have been many studies in the area of art education and the field has experienced many changes. Apples are Blue is not another reform book but a book concerned with the delivery of the subject matter. The book is an informative text on the subject while integrating learning paradigms on how to teach art. A narrative between a teacher and student follows through out the book. A study is cited which was conducted by the author in northern California. The study reinforces the opinion that student's attitudes towards art are reinforced by teachers and validates that art instruction is best delivered by teachers trained in art. Apples are Blue effaces the attitudes that art is soft, capable of being taught by teachers not trained in art education and that it has little significance in the curriculum. The book educates and illustrates vividly the development of the unconscious and psychological attitudes that persist through out student's life when creativity is stifled. In order to try and help encourage students to participation in art, children are introduced to coloring books, stencils and or encouraged to trace original works of art. This attitude the author states are persistent through college and contaminate many art professors. Students are not taught how to develop creative self-expression and esthetic understanding. but how to tolerate the production of art.
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