What is Happening in the Field of Art Education Today
A thought I have pondered about regularly, and a popular topic for discussion, I later discovered, is the idea of how Art Education should be approached. We all know that the great artists of the Renaissance learnt at the feet of their masters by becoming an apprentice in his studio. Doing the basic work of mixing his paints, preparing surfaces for painting or just cleaning up the workspace, was a privilege sought after by many a potential art student. He learnt by watching, listening and being part of his master's artistic life. Their knowledge and traditional techniques were passed on from generation to generation.
The Academic style of educating art fell out of favour in the modern era.