(this sign hung in the art room, stenciled by sister corita)
Immaculate Heart College Art Department Rules
Rule I Find a place you trust and then
try trusting it for awhile.
Rule 2 General duties of a student: Pull everything out of your teacher.
Pull everything out of your fellow students.
Rule 3 General duties of a teacher:
Pull everything out of your students.
Rule 4 Consider everything an experiment.
Rule 5 Be self disciplined. This means
finding someone wise or smart and
choosing to follow them.
To be disciplined is to follow in a good way.
To be self disciplined is to follow in a better way.
Rule 6 Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and
no fail. There's only make.
Rule 7 THE ONLY RULE IS WORK.
If you work it will lead to something.
It's the people who do all of the work all the time
who eventually catch on to things.
Rule 8 Don't try to create and analyse at the
same time. They're different processes.
Rule 9 Be happy whenever you can mage it.
Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you
Rule I0 "We're breaking all of the rules, even
our own rules. And how do we do that?
By leaving plenty of room for X quantities." John Cage
Helpful Hints: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands o. Look at movies carefully, often.
Save everything - it might come in handy later.
There should be new rules next week.