A project in my Art class at Uni - "Make a teapot out of paper without using any tape, staples, glue etc" - This is a compulsory unit so it isn't like it is full of creative minds! Anyway I was in my element with a creative challenge and launched into it very happily. There were others who struggled - but hey I am sure I struggle with things they are happy doing. I guess with visual art it is visible and that is why it produces angst for many.
A friend has offered to pay me to do some Art classes with her kids. Our children are at different schools and we are both a bit unhapppy with the lack of visual arts the kids are able to do. Of course that is largely due to the whole "crowded curriculum" as I am sure many teachers really would like to do more visual art. I wish I did more with my own children. Naturally I have been thinking about this a lot and think I will start something up that could run fortnightly - I don't want any money for it - maybe for materials though. I'll keep you posted!
Sarah - if you are reading this, I may need to call you in Switzerland for ideas!!!!!