I'll try to be more specific here. I am talking about painting, drawing and sculpture. I feel that art in schools/universities should both be extracurricular and a practice and should not be judged by a grading system. We all know that master/professional artists take apprentices/students under their wing but do they grade their students with A's, B's, F's etc? no they do not. Art is a practice, it is a lifetime journey for all of us who are passionate about it. I am not saying this because I suck at it or because I'm looking for an easy way out. There are students studying Art in universities but each one of them has their own style/technique and there are those who judge them by their style/tech and give them low grades increasing their chances of failing. This is absurd and unfair.
Now let me go to the younger generation, our siblings. They are young discovering what art is. It is fun for them and its up to them whether they want to pursue this later in life when they grow much older. Now is it going to be fun anymore knowing this kind of system exists?
Art is there to stimulate our minds, open up our creativity and imagination. It should be practiced for those who are serious about it and it should be an experience for those who are less associated with it.
Let me know your thoughts.