Wednesday, January 26, 2011

AP Art and AP Art History - Endangered Species?

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

We're in an artistic "crisis" and have been told that unless classes are 25-30 students, they will be canceled...

"It seems a shame," the Walrus said,
"To play them such a trick,
After we've brought them out so far,
And made them trot so quick!"
The Carpenter said nothing but
"The butter's spread too thick!"

Please get the word out to your friends who may be thinking of taking AP Art and AP Art History...

"I weep for you," the Walrus said:
"I deeply sympathize."
With sobs and tears he sorted out
Those of the largest size,
Holding his pocket-handkerchief
Before his streaming eyes.

Let's work together to save the programs and continue on our excellent journey of knowledge and truth!

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

Special thanks to Lewis Carroll, who I'm sure would have loved AP Art History and Art with excerpts from The Walrus and The Carpenter
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

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