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Quit doing that

Introduction I first titled this article “Learners vs. Keepers” and expected to write about how doing artwork is always about learning, even if you don’t like what you end up with. But when I started writing, I wandered over into a rabbit trail. Sometimes that’s a good thing, as this is an important issue to discuss. The Myth Every adult I’ve ever taught has a story from their youth, about how an art teacher told them to stop doing art because they weren’t good enough. Every single one. One of the most amazing myths of art that almost everyone...

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