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Arts & Entertainment - January 27, 2012

Art for all

Inspiring 'Pitmen Painters' plays like a plea for art education

by Chad Jones

How do you teach an art-appreciation class to someone who's never seen a painting? The answer, according to Lee Hall's drama "The Pitmen Painters," is that you don't. You let your students paint their own pictures and build an appreciation from there.

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