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Old 12-18-2019, 05:19 PM
Shawn Everette Shawn Everette is offline
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Teaching art can be a pain, but a really cathartic one when it goes well. Craft aside, it's difficult to direct student to making the objects they really want, rather than the ones you want them to make.

Portfolios were always pushed, but I can't say I know anyone that got anything through a cold ask, even with a fantastic one. Images rarely do dimensional work justice.

One of the things that I think stunts a lot of glass students is that they don't really think about what they are making until they're on the bench. They have an idea, then forget what they're doing half way through. I make a practice of doing some form of drafting before fully engaging a project, many never make it to the shop. There's always time for experimentation, after you've made what planned on making.

I hope that I speak for all of us when I ask that you never stop being direct.
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