TEACHER

"lf I have just the right amount of teaching it keeps me sharper for my own work."   Mark W. Potter

 

Mark Potter teaching Art at The Taft School circa 1993.  

Credit: Vickers & Beechler courtesy of The Taft School.

 

"Potter was crazy in love with life and with all things the world offered up for him to observe.  He marveled at things most of us never even notice.  This passion to marvel and wonder about our world was the gift he freely gave to all of us.  For many of us he was the only adult we knew who had a child's sense of wonder and could make a living by it.  A few of us went on to try the same thing with grateful hearts."     Student
 
"Clearly, what Mark taught us had much more to do, ultimately, with why we were doing what we were doing than anything else."   Student

TEACHING LINKS

::   LINKED CONTENT  OPENS IN  NEW  TAB/WINDOW   ::

 

::  PAINTED SPACE: PROBLEMS & CONCEPTS 

::    Potter's seminar course outline.  (by permission of Yale College).

 

::  "WHY DO I TEACH ?"   Kenneth Rush

::    Transcript: 1992 Vesper talk at Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

 

::  A LEGACY of ARTISTS:  

::   MARK POTTER and HIS STUDENTS [listed]"  ::  May 1996.

 

 

::  VIDEO:   Mark W. Potter gives Art History "demo" distinguishing Hellenistic from Archaic Greek sculpture.  The Taft School, 1979.

::    Permission of The Taft School.  Credit:  Jim Morrison.