"The essential goal of art teaching is to inspire children to behave like artists--to try on the artist's role--to feel what it is to gather an art idea on one's own and act on it. The goal is to reveal to children that art comes from within themselves--not from the teacher. The goal is to demystify art, and assure children, through the teacher's deeds and words, that art is found in familiar places and ordinary environments, accessible to everyone. It is to bring children closer to art--nearer to themselves, to their own views and visions."
- George Szekely, National art Education Association President-Elect