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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso

Thoughts for the Teaching Artist is devoted to an ongoing exploration of the role of the arts in education. I believe that the arts are an integral, essential part of every person's education. Arts education develops 21st Century Learning Skills, supports all core subjects, creates empathy & builds bridges, and helps develop voice & vision.

The views expressed in Thoughts for the Teaching Artist are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other persons or organization.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Daily Thoughts

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day. ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Daily Thoughts

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs. ~Pablo Picasso



Saturday, October 12, 2013

Daily Thoughts

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ~Charles Mingus

Friday, March 15, 2013

Daily Thoughts

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. ~Jean-Luc Godard


Monday, March 4, 2013

Daily Thoughts

You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. ~Charlie Parker


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Daily Thoughts

Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe which is not the same as ours and see landscapes which would otherwise have remained unknown to us like the landscapes of the moon. ~Marcel Proust


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Daily Thoughts

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Daily Thoughts

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. ~James McNeil Whistler

Monday, February 25, 2013