I teach art to special ed students. They have won several awards. 10 students won 12 prizes at the county fair, five of those were firsts. A different class won five awards at the disctrict art competition, three of those were firt places in each grade level they represented, one was a trophy winner for the best exhibit at his grade level in any media (5th). I have a lot of patterns and ideas which are to plant the seed. The students get good, fast, and creative very quickly. It is a discipline. They must concentrate, care of tools and supplies, listen and follow instructions, stay seated or "lose your scissors" rules, etc. It is a prevocational lesson that is made fun. It is hands on learning of techniques, procedures, sequences, the same as one would be expected to encounter in a work environment.