This I Believe:

  1. All students can learn to draw, paint, and sculpt. These are crafts based on practice and observation. Some students are faster at learning the necessary skills, but everyone can get there eventually.
  2. All students can learn to be artists. This is the ability to express oneself in a manner beyond words and mathematics. It is the practice of reaching past the easily explained for a fistful of the impossible. Art is much harder for many students to learn than merely rendering a picture accurately.
  3. All students deserve the chance to try. Students doing their best at any level are making progress. Many of my most professionally successful students received C’s and AP scores of 3 or even 2 in my upper courses. Now they work for the big names in animation and design. Students should not be denied their opportunity to learn at the highest levels.

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