School for Young Artists
It was thrilling … to be in such a creative atmosphere…


Monday, March 16, 2015 12:35 PM, Kathy Anderson wrote:

Hi David,

I received a wonderful call from your mother a few days ago. She called to remind me of your time in my classes and to share with me your successes since that time. She remembered her surprise when I told her what a focused and purposeful student you were, because she hadn’t heard that from the your academic teachers.

I rarely know what has become of my students after their experience with me, so your mother’s call was particularly gratifying.

I never intended to make artists through my work, but only to give them a place to identify their calling and ground their identity.

I’d love to include your memories and some of your present work in the testimonial section of my web/site blog. Would you be willing to share them with me?

Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:34 PM David Bodhi Boylan wrote:

When I was in the first or second grade, about 25 years ago, I had to do a science project, and I went to your class and wanted to make a model of a heart out of plaster. I remember that you encouraged me to treat this not as a scientific model but as a work of art, and I made the heart out of plaster and painted it many different colors because I thought that painting it red would be to plain. I remember another student named Jillian was making an iceberg at the same time and it was thrilling and inspiring to be in such a creative atmosphere with my peers. We were very young but treated as artists not as school-children.  We were given our own cubby which we painted with spray paint (also thrilling for an 8 year old) and I would take my heart out and work on it and then put it back. I remember taking great pride having my own space.

Check out David’s work at The Art of David Bodhi Boylan.

Here are a few images of his work.