Child vs. Adult Aesthetic
I want to build growth mindsets. When students compare their art to mine, it sets them up for failure. Teaching for Artistic Behavior guiding principles honor the process of making art. That process requires mistakes, failures, and individuality. I often refer back to how artists work and their styles. Artists often thrive to revert back to a child-like style to express their ideas.
Jean Barnett said it best in her blog post called "Seeing the Art of Children" on the TAB website.
“That children's art is NOT adult art. AND, we as adults need to recognize that and stop judging it like it is. Does that sound harsh? Maybe. But, what if we did just that and helped to make a generation of artists instead of a generation of followers”
Above is my presentation from this discussion at the Colorado TAB, Inc. conference in 2020. These are my connections and ideas my best advice when approached about TAB is to have our own ready. That way they come from the heart.
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