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artist at work
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Kurt Hasselman
Sat, 03 Oct 1998 16:27:43 -0400
There are many ways that a teacher can show they are an artist without
actually "doing" the work in front of the kids...actually I never do my
work while the kids are working, because I feel that I am being paid to
work with them and be a facilitator to their art and problem solving.
One of the ways is to show your work elsewhere and make sure they are
invited. I do costuming for a local theater, and students have the
opportunity to see it there. I also write poetry, and on occasion, when
we have poetry festivals, I will participate in open mike sessions. Our
county Teen Arts festivals have a section for teachers' works, and I
have on occasion displayed my work.
Over the years my students know I am an artist from the way I dress to
the way I talk. They have also heard me say that teaching is an 'art',
and that is the 'art' that I choose to participate in, while they are in