Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher

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

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~Stella Adler

 Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams

Art Citizenship
You may find yourself in an art class with several other students. The number of people sharing one room requires each of us to be aware of others. Good citizenship means treating other people with respect. Give other people and yourself a chance to learn, and give the teacher a chance to teach. This doesn't happen without everyone's cooperation. Here are some things which will make our class a success:

1. Listen to instruction. Most of what we do will have to be explained to the whole group at one time.

2. Know your assignments and keep up with them. There is not much homework, but occasionally you will need to do work outside of class to finish a project.

3. Help other people. Sometimes you will understand something that others don't; sometimes others can help you.

4. Talk in a quiet manner that doesn't disturb other people. Please do not talk when the teacher or another student is addressing the class.

5. Work during the art period. It would be rare for a last minute effort to turn out well. Art activities involve planning, feeling, thinking, developing visual ideas and trial and error. If your main activity in class in talking with friends, you will not do well in art. You may find yourself one of the reasons others find learning art difficult.

6. Work in the area assigned to you. Don't get up and roam around the classroom or stop work early.

7. Clean up after yourself. It doesn't hurt to help your neighbor. Leave the tables clean for the next students who will use them.

Remember, a successful art experience is not determined by "artistic talent". The key to success is showing respect for the room, your classmates and the teacher.
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