After the unkindness shown my precious niece who has been through so much heartache and negativity already in her life, I would never recommend this class no matter how wonderful the artwork. The teacher did not handle herself with sensitivity nor did she even attempt to do so. She readily knew of the PTSD from which the student suffers and what caused it. There was a much better way to handle, in love, a young impressionable student than the actions taken. Unacceptable. Judgmental and unkind. Without talking to the child confidentially (after speaking to the parent) and giving her an opportunity to grow, the only thing she did was make the child feel even more horrible by cutting her off without a chance! (She called and said that she was not allowed to return to class because she had talked about what happened to her! The other parents might not let their students come, otherwise.)Does Jane realize that if this child did not have the open support of family, the way she treated this student could have pushed her over the edge? Apparently, she has no clue how many young women and young men secretly suffer. What that little girl went through was not her fault!!! Talking about it with another student should not have been taboo!!!! Those who were in ear shot might have found that hearing and learning might just keep them from experiencing the same! Knowledge is power, not distasteful. Art is more than what appears on the canvas! Teaching should be more than technique. This teacher, in my opinion, cares more about the Almighty Dollar than the growth of her students as a whole. Six weeks of lessons built zero relationship rapport. That's living proof in my book. To protect the child, I refrain from further details. I hope the teacher can reflect and think about the bullying effects and further pain she chose to inflict. There is a price to pay for our decisions as adults. Congratulations to her on making a sour one over a sweet. Money over a Life. Sad!
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