Hi, Charlene...my problem with the AIR was NOT his fault. It was a
combination of not having the full money we requested AND my having the
whole thing end up with a product. I just think it is a better idea to
take the pressure off the artist to actually produce with the kids, and
allow him/her the opportunity to do what they do...in residence. I think
to expect them to do their own art and also produce a student product is
where the problem lies for many. Of course, there are exceptions,
especially AIR's who have had experience in the classroom. But many of
them are studio folks who are quite out of their element if expected to
teach to six classes a day, etc.
But...all of the AIR's I have met have been great. It's been MY planning
that needed work.