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December 31, 1999

Vu-Daniel, Tomas Silver_nugget

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To be honest, I cannot exactly figure out why this man is such a great teacher. He is very soft-spoken, and at the end of the semester, I was surprised to discover that he even knew my name. But the quality of work produced in his class is some of the best I've seen in the entire visual arts department (both undergrad and graduate). I think he gets the class going by teaching them the process, and then not interfering too much beyond that. I found that I really flourished if left to do my own thing, and I observed the same thing with the rest of the class. Assignments are very-open ended and there is room to be very personal. I had to go in for a few hours every week outside of class to keep up with the pace of the class (which i was always happy to do), but others who worked more quickly didn't even have to. Tomas, though he is very reserved and though he seems barely present, is clearly a very kind, special person who is passionate about making art. His students adore him.

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