Maynard had one of the most amazing teachers working for the elementary school system, Mrs. Sharon Santillo. This year she officially retired. Now she gets to make art for pleasure and she gets to teach beyond the 5–10 age range.
Sharon has been teaching classes in story making through art. In her courses she encourages people to write a little of their family history and work on making some accompanying art.
If any of you have ever seen the end-of-year art displays that Mrs. Santillo put up at ArtSpace, then you sense that the kids were truly inspired to be creative. I'm guessing the same happens with her adult students too.