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RE: Re: GPA

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Mary Tapia (tapia.us)
Tue, 13 Feb 96 17:20:11 CST


Bill, Scott & All

> Simply stated, not all artists make good
>teachers, but if one could combine great teaching skills, with the mindset and
>abilities of an artist you have the best of both worlds.

My enthusiastic response to Scott's point and Bill's clarification was
prompted by an earlier discussion actually. at the risk of beating a dead
horse I will briefly explain. An opinion was expressed by a couple of
artists that not only should you have the mindset and abilities of an
artist but that you are a far better teacher if you are actively exhibiting
and/or performing your own work. I wanted to jump in the discussion at
that point to say that I felt that they had overlooked the major ingredient
: the ability to be an excellent teacher. I would be much more excited
about hiring an artist that was interested in the way children think and
process information and had the ability to present art education in a
variety of styles for every kind of learner than an artist with a list of
professional exhibits. I'd like to think that we exhibit our work daily
considering the creativity it takes to really present this info. in
exciting,new ways to meet every child's needs ;)

Mary