A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 02, 2016
“Every teacher before they draw on the board: ‘I’m not an artist‘“

Teachers often draw on boards to explain ideas, and there’s a jocular line:

“Every teacher before they draw on the board: ‘I’m not an artist.’”

The line was cited on tumblr and went viral on Twitter on March 30, 2012. The saying has been printed on several images.


ethische-abstumpfung—tumblr
every teacher before they draw on the board:  im not an artist

Twitter
Chris
‏@blaaaaaine
Overheard: every teacher before they draw on the board: im not an artist http://tmblr.co/ZGYJ6xIpvCxN
7:46 PM - 30 Mar 2012

Twitter
lil dub
‏@atrociousasi
every teacher before they draw on the board: “im not an artist”
7:47 PM - 30 Mar 2012

Twitter
old account
‏@L1LDEEPTHROAT
every teacher before they draw on the board: im not an artist
7:48 PM - 30 Mar 2012

Witty Profiles
Funny Quote #5553436
GABTASTIC_
posted April 19, 2012 at 4:27pm EDT
every teacher before they draw on the board: i’m not an artist

Facebook
LGS EME
May 27, 2013 ·
Every teacher before they draw on the board: “I’m not an artist.”

Lazy Kat
26 MARCH 2014
EVERY TEACHER BEFORE THEY DRAW ON THE BOARD : I’M NOT AN ARTIST.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, May 02, 2016 • Permalink