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Re: requirements for an art teacher

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 01:42:29 -0500

> Can you teach art and not be an artist? Lori
You can teach art if you have the skills to be an artist - meaning, that
one needs studio knowledge and experience but doesn't have to be an
actual active artist (exhibiting, etc.). Plus the skills to be a teacher
are very important... As I have stated in some previous messages -
sometimes it's really difficult for a teacher to be both a serious,
active artist and a good teacher. Often the artist part has to be placed
on the back burner of life in order to make a commitment to the children
in one's classes.
Sandra Hildreth
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