Art should be fun, and each child should feel successful.
Students feel great when they realize that they can do great artwork. I consider art to be like reading: some kids pick it up naturally, but other kids learn to be great readers when they get the right instruction.
My value as a teacher is the combination of expertise and the ability to simplify the process for my students, along with understanding and patience. I like to take a complex idea and simplify it into steps the kids can follow to make something amazing.