Congratulations on completing a beautiful year!

Watching this class grow and transform (absorbing new ideas about history, humanity and personal expression along the way) has sincerely been one of the highlights of my creative life. 

I cannot truly express how very proud I am of you and the progress you have made throughout this school year. I know it has not always been easy to share your creations with the rest of us. Making art requires hard work and vulnerability and I am in awe of the trust you placed in me and your fellow students.

Thank you and bravo!

— Messy Jessi / Ms. Goodwin


“And you have treasures hidden within you — extraordinary treasures — and so do I, and so does everyone around us. And bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think so small.”  
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic