Why do we expect art technique to be intuitive? Can you imagine going to statistics class and having the professor say – explore? Look at these numbers. Read these new problems and give it a go. Try and figure out how to make numbers do that. No explanation. Not even a text book.
It was third grade when I first heard my daughter described as “one of them”, one of those “creative types”. Being a creative type myself, I was confused by the sound of disdain in the teacher’s voice when describing her. I wondered, “What’s wrong with my daughter? What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with us creative types?”