Art Teacher Quotes

Art Teacher Quotes by Jacques Barzun, Georgia O’Keeffe, Confucius, Aristotle, Albert Einstein, Peter Drucker and many others.

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.
My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn’t visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn’t work.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
One of the most valuable things one of my art teachers said to me was, ‘Don’t get upset by criticism. Value the fact that at least someone noticed what you did.
Drawing is not what you see but what you must make others see.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
I don’t want to do panel games or adverts. I really like challenges. I always get roles as an art teacher or a photographer. In the future I want to play something like a mugger/assassin/pastry chef.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
And I must draft an advertisement for the Daily Prophet, too,’ he added thoughtfully. ‘We’ll be needing a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher…. Dear me, we do seem to run through them, don’t we?
My mom is an art teacher and is very much into the performing arts. What can I say? She is the female in my life and has guided me on how to act and conduct myself. A lot of my strength comes from her.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the ‘naturals,’ the ones who somehow know how to teach.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Patricia Neal
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
As a visual arts teacher, I have to keep my mind open. I have explores styles from pointillism to cubism.
[My mother] is the greatest hero I’ll ever know because she kept us all together, she made sure we all graduated college. She always believed in us no matter what we do. My older brother Joel became an art teacher; my brother Rip ultimately became a television producer and singer and actor himself.
The best came from my martial arts teacher, who also taught Elvis. He said, Your ego will get you killed.
I tried to do it all myself: be mommy and camp counselor and art teacher and prereading specialist (and somehow, in my off-hours, to do my own work). I tried my absolute best. And like so many of the moms around me, I started to go a little crazy.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
I went through two schools of acting but I learned more about acting from meditating and from my marshall arts teacher.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.