Portraits of Imaginary Friends and Other Impulses

On teaching 

Asked today by an instructor in another subject, if I felt I inspired my students every class. My answer was a confident yes. I may not inspire each student to become a great artist or a professional artist, but I do hope I inspire each child and adult that take my classes to express themselves a little more, to be a bit more fearless, to play, to have some fun, to learn something or try something new or simply to look at something in a new way. As far as I am concerned my job is to somehow share my excitement about creating art with my students and reminding them they already have the permission to express themselves, and hopefully when they leave a little touch of that goes with them into their day and throughout their life. 

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