The Art of Disappearance
Is the teaching of Art and Design in schools an optional extra? Many of us believe that the art and design curriculum operates on a number of levels and addresses educational goals beyond the process of making art. Critical awareness and the interrogation of values and assumptions provide a significant focus for the subject, as does the development of confidence in confronting the new or unfamiliar. If art in the nation’s schools has no future in the current educational climate then the consequences for post 16 opportunities are obvious.