Wednesday, January 18, 2012
During his last two years teaching at UMass Amherst, I worked in Richard Yarde's classroom as his teaching assistant. Administrators were grateful that instead of teaching my own class, I was willing to take on this seemingly lesser role. What they saw as a concession, I saw as an incredible opportunity. In Richard's classroom I learned from a master watercolorist and a compassionate and thorough teacher. My artwork, my teaching career, my future students, and myself, are all in debt to the teaching of Richard Yarde. He was an amazing man.
Posted by Michele Lauriat at 11:33 AM