On teaching art...

The best part of being an art teacher is the expansiveness of possibilities: The moment a student masters a craft or skill and realizes their vision is what makes every day in the art room  (or outside it of it) amazing.

“The only freedom that is of enduring importance is the freedom of intelligence, that is to say, freedom of observation and of judgment, exercised in behalf of purposes that are intrinsically worth while. The commonest mistake made about freedom is, I think, to identify it with freedom of movement, or, with the external or physical side of activity.”
― John Dewey