Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Why Teach

I just love it when I reach a student. Sometimes it takes most of a semester, but gradually I can tell they are INTO what they are creating. They hang after class an extra minute, they make eye-contact, and say, “have a great weekend.” I hope I give them something that will stay with them, a passion for making or thinking, or maybe the confidence to do what they want to do in life, in spite of what others want or expect.
Drawing by a student, based on a Bouguereau and “Princess Mononoke.”


Anonymous said...

I really like that drawing. the combination of art history and current pop movie culture is a good combination. Keep up the good work.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Thanks, yes, this student made me proud.