WORKSHOPS/TEACHING - GREETINGS FELLOW LEARNER!
We each construct our own knowledge-base of discovery, composed through observation, criticality, research, articulation and practice. Whatever your contribution is, I hope it is a passionate, thoughtful and caring one.
N_DREW has over a decade of experience as an educator, mentor, advisor and tutor to diverse students of all ages. N_DREW has created and presented many workshops, including a recent workshop at The Visual Arts Gallery of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Launch Video
Innate Talent or Consistent Effort?
"The differences between expert performers and normal adults are not immutable, that is, due to genetically prescribed talent. Instead, these differences reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance." - K. Anders Ericsson
"There is virtually no evidence that expert performers are born with extraordinary brains. In fact, the average IQ of people at the top of their field - whether they are surgeons or politicians, pianists or painters - equals that of the average college student. In other words, their expertise is very specific, confined to a particular 'cognitive domain'." - Jonah Lehrer
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." -Shunya Suzuki, Roshi
LIVE, LOVE, LEARN, EXCELL
"Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner. Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity." -Lao Tzu
"The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between work and play, labor and leisure, mind and body, education and recreation, love and religion. One hardly knows which is which. Simply pursue your vision of excellence in whatever you do, leaving others to decide whether you are working or playing. To you, you are doing both." -Zen Buddhist Text
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