It has truly been an honor teaching the art classes here at Prodigy this past year. Moving from upstate NY, Prodigy School of Arts very much became a new home for me to explore San Diego and its art scene. The students I have worked with are all astoundingly talented, intelligent, and prodigious in every aspect, not just the visual arts.
Facilitating the learning process has always fascinated me; I love to see how people incorporate new ideas and use them to further make sense of themselves and the world around them. At Prodigy School of Arts, the atmosphere is rich with the desire to learn, grow, be challenged, and constantly strive to become a better version of self. What a fantastic atmosphere in which to teach.
The gallery shows have been very rewarding experiences; In addition to seeing the finished product that students and parents see walking through the door, I am able to open up a folder full of sketches, drawings, paintings, and thoughts that have accumulated over the course of twelve or thirteen weeks. It is in these folders that lie treasures of creativity, trying new techniques, exploring subject matter, and problem-solving that comes naturally in the process of creation.
As I move on to new adventures, Prodigy will always have a special place in my heart. I wish all of my students the best of luck, and challenge them to keep their hands in the creative process.
Contributed by Aimee Dupuis, Art Instructor