I had this problem when I changed schools many years ago. It was hard the
first year because they would say "Well, Miss Koster did it this way and we
don't need to do that" , etc. Maybe you could show them your own work and
try to share with them your goals and how they can improve their art by
trying new things and different procedures.
If you are persistant, the old teacher disappears and you can be who you are.
A good assignemnt that challenges them and requires that they take it in
steps, with demonstrations and a finished product that is beyond their
current ability level, would get them to buy into your method. Hopefully,
the fact that art can be learned and with hard work skills can be
improved,will be how they can percive your class.
San Jose CA
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