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Re: a question for you

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Wed, 04 Nov 1998 20:14:33 -0400

> My question: How do art teachers make time and justify being working
> artists while they teach?
We've talked about this before, but it's a good topic. Many of us who
participate on this listserv will tell you that making art comes second,
and that our primary committment is to being a teacher. There will also
be some who work very hard at being artists, and I don't want to make
anyone mad, but if that's their primary concern, then I feel the
children in their classrooms are perhaps being shortchanged. It's just
that it's really difficult to do two things really well. People who are
also parents or spouses/partners have that job to work on too. With the
education and development of so many childen depending upon your effort
and concern and organization and creativity (just to mention a few
things) I believe it is imperative to put teaching first. So I'm just a
part-time artist.
Sandra Hildreth
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