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Re: ART TEACHER /NON-PRACTICING ARTIST

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Janjarreau
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 09:50:41 EST


Dear Larry:
Well said. I have been worried about not having the time to continue my art
once I become a teacher. I hope to do both. The only thing is I like to put
110 percent into anything I do and I will want to give it all to my teaching.
At the same time I am passionate about my art producing which in itself has
been pretty much on hold while I have been in college. Most of what I have
turned out lately has been for homework. I have taken some commissions but
far too few. I also agree that students could get a lot out of seeing their
teacher walking the walk. (if one still can after a long day). Does it take a
Wonder Woman or Superman to achieve such an act? When I was observing in the
classroom last semester, I gave a demonstration & showed some of my work. The
students said "she is a real artist!" I felt funny because their teacher is
such a good artist & teacher. I told them "teaching is an Art in itself." I
took a Watercolor class from an award winning Artist and did not learn
anything. She could not teach. It was a waste of money. Real teaching is a
gift and an art. To see that light bulb is such a great feeling. One thing I
have is passion. I just don't want to get burned out or stale.
Janice Jarreau
janjarreau

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