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Lesson Plans

Picasso quote

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joym (joym)
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 10:52:29 -0400

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he
grows up."

The perspective that we ALL have innate creative potential is integral to
art therapy. I have been talking with other artists on the Net about the
second part of this quote. Do you, as art teachers, own the "artist" in
you? Can you comfortably refer to yourselves as artists as well as
teachers? Are art teaching, art therapy, art museum curatorship etc. etc
"shadow careers" for those that fear the challenge of trying to be an
artist in the world? How possible or impossible do we make it for children
to grow into full time artists in today's society? What do YOU do to keep
your own "artist" self vibrant? Big questions, huh? I am currently
pursuing the Artist's Way process. If any of you are interested, you are
invited to the ART SPEAKS! chat Wed's at 8:00 EST You can also reserve a
time for any other art related topic or media, just let me know. You can
find ART SPEAKS! at