Art Department rules…

… by Sister Corita at Immaculate Heart College (first, a one minute taster of a documentary by Bruce Williams) then her 10 rules

  1. Find somewhere you trust.  Trust yourself to it for a while.
  2. General duties of a student – pull everything out of your teacher.  Pull everything out of your fellow students.
  3. General rules of a teacher – pull everything out of your students.
  4. Consider everything an experiment
  5. Be self-disciplined.  This means finding someone smart or wise and choosing to follow them.  To be disciplined is to follow in a good way.  To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
  6. Nothing is a mistake.  There’s no win and no fail.  There’s only make.
  7. The only rule is work.

    If you work it will lead to something.  It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch onto things.

  8. Don’t try to create and analyse at the same time.  They’re different skills.
  9. Be happy whenever you can manage it.  Enjoy yourself.  It’s lighter than you think.
  10. “We’re breaking all the rules.  Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.”  John Cage

HELPFUL HINTS: always be around.  Come or go to everything.  Always go to classes.  Read anything you can get your hands on.  Look at movies carefully, often.  Save everything – it might come in handy later.

There should be new rules next week.


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