Former President Learning to Paint in His Retirement

Posted by Tim Mikulski, Mar 11, 2013 1 comment

In his retirement, President George W. Bush has been spending time learning how to become a better painter.

He recently hosted an artist from Georgia at his Florida home for about a month as she taught "43" and his sister-in-law new techniques. The former President began by painting portraits of dogs, but artist Bonnie Flood says he graduated to landscapes and has a natural talent.

FOX 5 in Atlanta aired this report late last week:

Although we often think of arts education as a K–12 activity, lifelong learning in the arts is something we can't forget about. Even world leaders can experience the pleasure of discovering a new art form late in life!

1 responses for Former President Learning to Paint in His Retirement


Janice says
March 11, 2013 at 12:31 pm

We don't just think of arts education as K-12. Most of our students are adults who are seeking creative exploration and, sometimes, a second career! Arts education is a lifelong process.

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