I went to view our local primary school today as we have to enroll ‘Miss Crayons’ into big school 2010. ‘Mr. Crayons’ came with me to see what the school was like.
Considering we live in a tiny little village (officially a town) the school was surprisingly modern and well kitted out – each classroom had an interactve wipeboard and even the Foundation (infants in old money) classes had computers. Granted I haven’t stepped into a primary school enviroment for the last 25+ years, but I it was a pleasant surprise. I think a lot of it is driven by the headteacher and staff and the we found our headteacher to be very friendly and passionate about his school. Always a good sign.
The highlight was when we walked into a new refurbished section which he was proudly showing off along with the children’s artwork on the wall, a well produced Monet rip off. The artist in me didn’t know whether I should be horrified that they are teaching children how to counterfit works from the masters or glad that they are encouraging such creative talents. I like to think the latter.
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C’mon, admit it. You’re just jealous you didn’t think of it first, and are now kicking yourself that you haven’t got Miss Crayons reproducing old masters! (Actually, her art is scarily good, so she probably could given the right encouragement – it could be a retirement plan for you.)
Just think of it as learning by copying in good old artistic tradition!
I’d like to think it’s all part of learning about the great artists…we’ve had a few pieces of art inspired by cubism and impressionism sent home – all displayed with great pride…in that most important place…the fridge !!