I've built my teaching philosophy around the idea of creativity taking courage. One of the biggest things I strive for is for students to be proud and confident in their work; to take risks and get a little messy. I am a firm believer in how creativity is integral for mental, emotional, and physical health. Bob Ross put it best “The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe”.