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<< art ed. student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
My question: How do art teachers make time and justify being working
artists while they teach? >>
Check the artsednet archives. Recently there was a student who commented that
she "loathed" the time teaching was taking from her art...and many teachers
responded in a variety of ways. A nice string was created, with regard to
"those who can, DO...those who can not, teach" vs. "those who can do
more...teach!" There is a lot of juggling that goes on when teaching art,
unlike the balancing act teachers have with individual classes. This juggling
is approached by most art teachers, in my opinion, in a creative manner. The
aforementioned student in art ed. was warned that perhaps this was not her
"calling" and others reassured her that there would be outlets for her
creative energies in the classroom. Like I said, check the archives for more.