The art teacher at my school went to colledge and grad school and studied teaching art... but I don't know, she doesn't seem like she truely cares about, or even realizes, the point of art.
Apparently while I was gone she assigned a project where we had to trace a picture of shakespeare and then write quotes from him on his outline in black sharpie. This "project" is something that seemed more for looks and doesn't really help improve ones artistic ability at all. In fact, it's teaching students in my class to just hate art. I asked if I could at least use a colored sharpie and she told me no... then when I finished she searched for 20 minutes for a pair of scissors because it wasn't "cut right".
Then we worked on drawing prospective (most of my class learned it on our own years ago) She said to draw some hills with a road going on them. this was to look almost exactly like the painting she found online. Someone asked if they could do the sea, and she was told that no, "we are drawing HILLS." Then when someone added a sun onto their picture the art teacher told her "NO. No sun, redo it." She isn't promoting creativity at all... (While she was searching on the computer forr a portrait, she yelled at me for drawing a Betta... No one stops Baylee from drawing Bettas
) Everyone dreads art and I can't blame them...