At the beginning of many of my art residency, I have a color mixing session, as many of my students have never had an art class before so they have no knowledge of mixing colors. After explaining the process, I noticed one student looking quite wide-eyed. As I walked over to his desk I asked, “How are you doing?” He looked up at me sort of bewildered and said in all seriousness, “This is the best day of my life!” I asked, “why?” He answered, “Because its magic. I can make my own colors, the way I want.” This human act changed something in his life. By simply mixing colors, he now knows how to control his own art world, which filled him with awe!