Art and Handicrafts in School and Society
Mrs. Engholm and Mr. Clifford Ellis, Principal of the Bath School of Art, illustrated the importance of art and handicrafts as media for the synthesis of school and society. Mrs. Engholm based her remarks on examples of work done by pupils in Rhodesia. She referred to the intellectual and emotional starvation suffered by many pupils because of the absence of appropriate stimuli and the opportunity for response to them, and stressed the value of the pupils' own attempts at creative work in design and imaginative composition. The work exhibited abundantly illustrated the possibilities of using the pupils' homes, their neighbourhood, and their environment as the source of the desired stimuli.