The Christmas Quandary

I’m a bit of a scrooge, I’ll admit it.  I do not slip easily into the holly-jollies of this time of year.  I’m pretty serious by nature and it’s a difficult posture to shake.  I find it hard to toss life aside, to suspend disbelief, to step outside of myself for a while.  I’m working…

What’s the Medium? What’s the Message?

“Ugh… I hate art.” “He never wants to do art.” “I can’t draw.” “I’m not creative.” I’ve heard all of these words, and more, coming from teachers and students over my years in Arts Education. It’s often a self fulfilling prophecy, this dislike of art or the Arts, as the case may be.  If you…