My Art Teacher

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” said Albert Einstein. This quote rings true to my career vision and artistic pursuit. I envision myself in a career where I work interchangeably between an artist and fine art teacher. As a young girl, I always dreamed about becoming a teacher. Many people often seem dumbfounded, they ask, “why teaching?” I find that they overlook the impact that teaching can have. William Arther Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Many of my professors throughout school have profoundly impacted me. The most phenomenal teachers that left a profound and influential effect on me were my art teachers, such as Nancy Crawford, Heather Ujiie, and Moe Brooker. These three professors left an imprint on me, by sharing knowledge, fostering my creativity, and mentoring me to grow my unique artistic abilities. They promoted artistic confidence and brought enthusiasm to difficult art lessons. My mentors were encouraging and inspiring, and they taught me to believe in myself. I have always had a strong intrigue of looking up to my professors. The sense of leading a class and being a role model inspired me to become an art teacher and it captivated my artistic senses at a young age. The opportunity to impact children’s lives through the notion of teaching art, and to be able to witness change and artistic growth within

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