I’ve had plenty of art teachers in my life, and it always puzzled me how normal they looked. They were some of the sweetest, most encouraging, most fun, smartest teachers I’ve ever had, but they looked soooooo NORMAL. Kind of like how fashion designers create all of these colorful, wild, avant-garde pieces for the runway, then when they walk on stage to greet the crowd they’re wearing a white tee and skinny jeans or a neutral color while their designs are wild.
No flashy textures, no loud colors, no funky prints? Clothes have always seemed like the easiest form of artistic expression that a person could do, so I was always a little surprised to see my art teachers looking like, well, normal teachers. (To be fair, all of that creativity was very evident in how they taught and in their art, which is all that matters!).
I’m so happy that I get to teach art here in Korea. I first started back home in NC with a program called Young Rembrandts, which is an elementary afterschool program. I never thought I’d get to teach anything but English in Korea, but here I am, the art teacher I always wanted to have myself. Hopefully, I’d make my past teachers proud 🙂 I’m just enjoying teaching English via art and letting the paint run freely…onto my clothes.
Top: Kohls (Apt. 29)
Earrings: Endless Couture
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory
Glasses: Prescription from Zenni.com
Hair: Zury Sis, Tea
Check out one of my ESL art lessons here.
Read more about where I teach in Korea here.