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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Did You Steal That Off Pinterest?

This month on the Art of Education, we address an important issue... should we copy projects we see on Pinterest?

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Everyone likes Pinterest, but it has produced an art quandary in my life. I kicked off the new semester of my high school art class with a unit on text art. In short, I asked my students to create a work of art using only text. Most students came up with original ideas, but a few students found ideas on Pinterest and wanted to emulate the concepts. I’m sure you have seen the type of projects I’m referring to. Those one-hit wonder Pinterest projects like the melted crayons and string art.

Is there value in the process or are students copycats? Continue reading...


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