I have just finished my first year of teaching Drawing and Painting at FSU’s Union Art Center. 2 sessions of 2 classes a semester, and there has been no end to the talented individuals who sign up to take it. Mostly they are people who have some degree of skill but are uninterested in taking full-blown art classes. They are “leisure” artists- persons who have other careers but still desire to nurture their own creative spark. They have made my job completely worthwhile and fulfilling and I am thankful, not to mention proud, to have been there to watch them each develop, personally, as artists. That, and I am always surprised by those persons who claim not only to having “NO’ drawing experience but whom also claim they have no drawing ability either. The results say otherwise!