This Autumn season i took the Nature of Abstraction with Michael Gadlin.  I've shared with you his art and his art journals.  Being an Artist doesn't necessarily mean you can teach.  Teaching is more than being able to do whatever subject it is.  It's about the ability to break things down into components to make them understandable and bringing them back together for those "ah ha" moments.  Michael is one of those gifted people who are good at both.  You could tell he put a lot of  thought into each sesson and the overall goal of the class.  He took his time with each student and explained things on their level.  His teaching style is quite impressive and i admit being an educator (BS in Education), i'm a touch critic. Source: from Ronda Palazzari's Blog help me Ronda.