The artist as a teacher – by her students

Being a teacher is an important part of my practice. I work with adults and school age students. For the last 6 months I’ve enjoyed having a small class of primary school aged children who come to make art in a corner of my studio.

I knew in grade two that I would be a teacher. I could never have known, then, younger than my Thursday afternoon students are now, that I would end up enjoying the way these three small girls have informed my practice in ways that I would never have imagined.

This term we are making an artist book entitled “How to be an artist”. Today we wrote “being an artist happens often within the context of an artistic community”. img_8791-e1447317779463-300x300 img_8790-e1447317671823-300x300This is what they drew.

 

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