β€œChildren should be able to do their own experimenting and their own research. Teachers, of course, can guide them by providing appropriate materials, but the essential thing is that in order for a child to understand something, they must construct it themselves, they must re-invent it.
Every time we teach a child something, we keep them from inventing it themselves. On the other hand, that which we allow them to discover by themself will remain with them visibly.”
— Jean Piaget

I believe in choice.

I believe that every student is an artist, and that they can and should control the subject matter, materials and approach to their way of making.  The students beliefs and interests drive the work, and through this accepting and nurturing space of the studio, the students' self-motivation will flourish. I believe in making mistakes, of trying new things out, of working fast or working slow.  I believe that each student who walks in my door is full of potential and full of knowledge.  I believe we can all learn from another. 

I believe in choice.