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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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THE SHAPING OF VISUAL ARTS IN EDUCATION

Douglas G. Boughton

 

 

ORIGINS

The history of visual arts education in state-supported education systems is a relatively short one, beginning in Europe, the United States and other Western nations less than 200 years ago. Other, more traditional apprenticeship methods of artist education have a much longer history, probably as long as the history of art itself. The difference between apprenticeship training of artists and the more recent, school-based notion of visual arts education, is that the former was directed towards preparing the apprentice to become an artist or art worker, while the latter has encompassed a shifting array of educational goals throughout its short history. State-supported education ...

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