Bweela Steptoe at Cleveland Elementary School

Bweela Steptoe visited AOB and spoke with students about growing up as a muse and model for her late father, the incredibly talented John Steptoe.  First and second graders at Cleveland Elementary School appreciated hearing Bweela’s thoughts about how to draw creative inspiration from your life and from your family.  As important were Bweela’s messages about practicing one’s creative craft and doing so without comparing yourself to those around you–a challenge when you grow up in a family like the Steptoe’s!  Students asked terrific questions about John’s artistic materials and style, and every child received a copy of his award-winning Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, for which Bweela was a model!