One of the greatest joys that being an art instructor for quite a few years has given me is to meet extraordinary people from different ages, backgrounds and ways of thinking and learning. While teaching art has been an opportunity for me to analyze how we, as human beings, are full of experiences, emotions, feelings and perceive the world in different ways, it has also make me more conscious about how helpful is for everyone to be listened, understood and motivated to express our feelings even when we are not aware of them or ready to transform them into words.
As many other persons, I have been through life changing experiences. I have had to rethink some of my dreams and priorities, but there are two things that have always remained on my mind and heart: my passion for art and my willingness to help others to impact their lives in a positive way.
I have learned, from studying about the life of some renamed artist, how they were and are still able to communicate their unique impressions about their lives, relations, culture and feelings through art.
Personally, I believe that, in my life, art has accompanied me always. When happy, reflective or sad art has been there for me waiting to be contemplated or even created and to make me feel good.
I believe that one thing that we all have in common is the ability to imagine and create and I have seen, with great enthusiasm, how through guided art creation kids, youth, adults and persons with special needs have been able to have nice moments, relieve their stress, anxiety, depression, share their experiences and even improve their motor skills which is reflected in the quality of their lives and the lives of the persons around them.