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Re: requirements for an art teacher

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Lynda Brothers Matthew (brosart)
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 13:36:18 -0800

I feel I have the best of both worlds. I teach only three days a week and
after school classes, and work on my art the rest of the week. I don't get
as burned out with administrations and other non-creative hassels that way.

At 05:12 PM 11/19/98 EST, you wrote:
>Sandra Hildreth wrote:
>"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."
>I agree with you. It's great when you can do both, (teach and produce) but
>usually the serious artist has to put some of that seriousness aside to teach
>because there isn't enough time to be passionate, serious and dedicated to do
>both. The best art teachers that I know, put their efforts, creativity,
>passion, and dedication to the art of teaching and not in the creation of
>It doesn't mean that they are any the less talented artists in their own
>right, its just that their energy is going towards a different goal.
>Bill R.