"If this is an emergency and you need to reach someone in the art department please press zero…"
I think this is one of the funniest messages I’ve ever heard. Perhaps I’ve gotten ahead of myself. Those of you who know me, may know that I was a classroom teacher in Maine for ten years. I am trying to expand my teaching endorsement on my certification so that I can also teach art. To do so, I have to get some studio arts and art history credits on my transcripts. This is kind of funny in and of itself as I have taken numerous studio classes, just not for credit. But I digress. The local college has various drawing classes and I’d like to get into the right one so I’m trying to get a portfolio review. The drawing teacher had the above message on his phone. I’m trying to think of what an Art Emergency might be.
Here are some I came up with. Feel free to add on.
I’ve made a mistake and I knead an eraser.
The Bernini and Rubens are Baroque and I can’t fix them.
And the real emergency that all of us face:
I’m not good enough to create this art.
There should be a 24 hour hotline for that one.
"I’m gonna talk you down, Ma’am. Just stay with me on the line while we send someone to critique the art and give you a hug."