Most people learn a little bit about art in school. It’s rarely superfluous. In fact, this knowledge is applicable to numerous other areas of life.
I participated in general art classes at my public elementary school. From sixth grade onward in Catholic school, there was no educational opportunity for any artistic medium. Fortunately, the absence of art education didn’t include a disdain for art.
Philistinism takes many forms. The most virulent strain is a bizarre no-nothingism. A close second is a technical education without any corresponding humanities studies.
If you’re wondering what the outcome of this approach might be, look no farther than the graphic art on display at the Kirkwood, Missouri train station.
Draw your own conclusion.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.