Student Pet Peeves
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Page 1- Students- this is your time to get revenge! The
pet peeves below were submitted by
students around the world. We thank you for your
submissions! We sincerely hope that those who
submitted them were able to blow off some steam and feel better now. We
hope that those who are reading these will also feel better. Enjoy!
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- I find it really annoying the fact that teachers tell us what to do
paint, oh put a bit of something there when we are proud of what we
have done and then they help themselves to a paintbrush and ruin your
work. I don't like it when people say that I can't draw is not an
excuse, it is. I would LOVE to draw, but I just can't, if a teacher
could teach me to draw they would be a miracle worker. Art has turned
into slavery, it used to be about fun and expression. The only thing I
used to like about art was looking at the brilliant work but then I
would look at mine and think why doesn't mine look like that. But the
art teachers wouldn't understand because they CAN draw so therefore
don't know what it is like to not be able. I would love to draw
professionally, but its probally never going to happen :(
[Message from Ken] Laura- Can you draw or paint a square? If you can, then you can draw. Can you draw a line with a ruler? Then you can draw. Your teachers may be teaching you that the only good art is realism. There are other styles. Look at work by Josef Albers or Piet Mondrian. Art doesn't have to be realistic. It can also be about feeling and message.
- I got a D because my 7th grade teacher was a jerk. From that
moment on I knew I was not an arteest...even though that is exactly
what I am at heart, I just couldn't draw the way he expected me to
draw. (Submitted by Lynn in Madison, Wisconsin)
[Message from Ken] Lynn- See my comment above. Don't give up. Start drawing and painting the way you like to draw. Enter it in art contests or shows.
- I am a student and my biggest pet peeve is art teachers who, if
your art isn't "perfect", show you how it "should be done"! Does the
word CREATIVITY ring a bell? (Submitted by Haley Henderson)
- I hate it when I show my parents my report card filled with A's
and one B in art and they can't believe it, because "art is such a
simple class." (Submitted by Tuscany)
- What usually annoys me is when other students come to art class
without even the bare essentials like a pencil and an eraser and demand
that I give them mine or grab an unused pencil from my bag! It also
bothers me when the art teacher is not qualified to do the job and is
just given the place because there was nobody else to keep kids
occupied. That was what happened in High School - the Geography teacher
was assigned to teach Art to us, even though she had no connection to
the subject. You might think it's ridiculus that there's such shortage
of art teachers, but in Greece, where I come from, it happens!
(-Submitted by Caroline Alexiou)
- My Pet Peeve, is when my Science teacher, just sits there and
talks In a ONE Tone VOICE! It Could Put Coffee to Sleep! I See all the
other Science teachers room, and how they teach, and they put FUN Into
it! Ever Heard Of CREATIVITY?!?!? Isn't Science, Supposed to Be Fun?
Well, its BORING!
(-Submitted by Ex-Science Lover)
- Paying a fortune to go to college to get a degree and being
forced to copy others "style" in order to pass. (Submitted by Angela K.
- Parent complaint- Art teachers who tell their students their art
work is wrong and change it for them! I'm an artist who doesn't like
the fact my daughter's Easter present was "fixed" by her teacher! She
used to draw purple cats for me!! I miss her wild imagation. (Submitted
[Note from Ken] Bystarlite- I know how you feel. I recall in high school when my art teacher didn't like the air brush painting I was doing for the prom. One evening after school he painted over it and it was no longer my painting. Let's hope some art teachers get the message here.
- I hate it when your teacher tells you when your sketching to put it away. She even tells me to do that in my free time! What she is actually doing is promoting you not to do what is in your heart. What I wanna do is draw animations. WHY IS SHE DOING THIS!!
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