This week i started the Orbital Boot Camp. Very excited to challenge myself to iterate and bring to life my ideas. I have been teaching art to children for over 13 years and just love it. I am so excited when children get in the zone and get lost in the art of creating. It is so liberating! So many wonderful things happen when children explore the world of art as it carries over into other areas of study. Sometimes children make what they consider a mistake, but in reality there lies an opportunity to find an alternative route. Most of the children I teach know that when a child says, “I made a mistake, I need another piece of paper”, I will respond by saying, “You are one of the lucky ones. You get to find a solution, you get to change this into something else.” Life does not offer us another piece of paper, but it does offer us the opportunity to find solutions. Art imitates life and I think a children’s art program can be a great petri dish for this.
This week, I started a class which will allow me to move towards teaching art online. I am excited to connect with talented students and teachers. Even though each of our products are different, we will grow from the experience of working together and learning the from each other. It is important to jump into unchartered territories and share what one loves. Life is short…jump!