Corita Kent on teaching

“In giving assignments to the students, I [tried] to separate their reasoning function from their intuitive function, or maybe more their analytical function from their synthetic function, their putting things together. Or their critical — that’s better — the critical from their creative function. So that if you could get people to the point where their critical faculties were involved in something, almost anything, their creative functions could function more freely, because they don’t go together: one is taking apart, and one is putting together; one is making, and one is reviewing what has been made. And if you’re reviewing while you are making, you become very awkward in the making. I suppose it would be like an actor thinking ‘Now I am acting and what is the audience thinking?’ instead of just being fully in the part.”

— Corita Kent