Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hate the Arts?

Recently I was looking on Yahoo! Answers and came across a person saying that they hate art and anything that has to do with art.  This person was asking for help on an art project for school.  I couldn't help but think that whoever the art teacher was mustn't be very good because there is so much art in the world I find it impossible for a person to hate all things art related.  This kid has just not been educated in what art really is.  I am sure he watches television and movies.  Was he not aware that the stories are first illustrated by story boards?  Is he not aware that his favorite video games require the designers to know a thing or 100 about drawing?  Did he not remember the illustrations in the books that helped him learn to read as a small child?  I understand not enjoying certain kinds of art.  Visual fine arts often scare people away, so do certain types of cinema.  But to rule out all art is ruling out most of the world.  How could this student's teacher not inform the class on all of the different arts out there?  This is why people are so confused about art as adults, they are not being properly educated.  In 2009, Downtown Melbourne will be having an Arts and Indulgences Walk.  The gallery and The Berri Patch Preschool will host learning stations for kids and parents in an attempt to properly educate the public about what art is and it's importance in everyday life.  For more information on the walk visit

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