> -----Original Message-----
> From: shildret <shildret>
> To: artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
> Date: Friday, October 02, 1998 12:17 AM
> Subject: Re: Picasso Quote
> Sandra Hildreth wrote (snippets):
> I work pretty intensely on my own artwork at home, when I
> >have time - and I don't bring it to school or share much of my "artist"
> >side with my students. My artwork is for me.
> When I'm at school, I'm an
> >art teacher and I also work pretty intensely, but I do think it is a
> >whole different way of approaching things. When I'm at home and working on
> my own stuff, I am quiet, alone,
> >meditative, etc. - it's a completely different world.
> Dear Sandra and all,
> I agree that teaching and art making are two separate skills. However, I
> think it's a mistake not to share your "artist" self with your students.
> When they see what you do as an artist, they respect your opinion so much
> more (provided the art work is good, lol). In addition, they see that art
> is an important part of your life, a passion, and that you're not just
> teaching for a paycheck. They see that you honestly want to share something
> you love.
> Sincerely, Leah