00:00 Introduction to the show and how to watch, intro to our guest, Scott Marshall
02:20 How Scott got started: art since age 8, art degrees, special ed degree, lots of experience with both children and adults, parallels with music
05:20 people with diagnoses like ADHD or autism. A brief history of art in human history, Everyone has their uniqueness that can out through their art work more clearly often than with language
06:45 Who are your students, Scott? Who his school serves. Great age variations
08:20 Building safe places, finding natural support
09:40 How do students come to you? Medicaid, some court referrals
11:30 Do they have any prior experience with art? Showing, even selling, their art in a gallery! Open every day!
14:15 Special classes on Friday, lunch included
15:10 – 21:56 A screen-sharing tour with comments
22:10 If a student sells something, how is the money distributed? Do you suggest topics that might be, for example, more salable? Scott expands.
25:05 How long do students stay with you? Some over 10 years! Some unusually talented students. Some work on illustrating books.
28:00 The dance of working with a student with the right balance of artistic freedom and also guidance and help. Evidence of increasing skills.
30:50 The role of art as therapy
33:15 How is the program developing over time? A dedicated gallery now! Possible changes in Medicare under Trump. Balance between our own students and admissibility of other publics into the facilities (inclusivity)
36:33 Heidi asks about the the sex offenders program, how does that work? Scott explains they are sex offenders but also have other diagnosed disabilities.. He stresses the need for predictable expectations and routines for them. His history of working with violent children has been very helpful. Separate classes for them on Fridays.
42:10 And it’s an art class! He describes the “Art” of making that “art class” happen. How it has affected his own art! His part in a hierarchy of needs. Art as a way to see the worlds of other people! The insights he gets into their world through their art!
46:45 The archetypal realm and Carl Jung as seen in their work. “You begin to question your assumptions about what is real.” And things don’t have to be a certain way in art class!
50:43 A word about music as an aid to creating a safe and creative atmosphere, some magic!
53.00 The “Hidden Curriculum” that regards listening and cohabitating a world with many different people in it, all at their own cosmic address.
54:30 Scott’s other interests, an “Instant Drawing Course” with Margherita Crystal Lotus beginning soon. Details on his website at: scottmarshall.com
Also at: livingresources.org for information about the school