Embracing Courage

Atlanta based muralist, George F Baker III illustrates how courage can be used everywhere, in schools, at home, and most importantly within our communities.

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About The Class

Courage seems like a skill you need in extreme situations. It may look like an epic movie scene with gargantuan armies and fantastical battles, a bystander running into a burning building to save a child, or a character confronting their most dreaded fear. While courage is most certainly needed in those situations, it is also an everyday skill we can use to empower ourselves as well as our peers. Atlanta based muralist, George F Baker III illustrates how courage can be used everywhere, in schools, at home, and most importantly within our communities.

EMBRACING COURAGE WITH GEORGE F. BAKER III

Learning to practice courage everyday.

14 Chapters

43:55

George F. Baker III, also known as GFB3, is an illustrator, designer, and the creative director of Foster, a studio-collective encouraging the art of play. George brings lively motifs and a childlike spirit to every surface he paints on, and strives to revitalize the inner-child in all who see his work. ESPN College Week, Georgia State University, Adult Swim, Disney, and more have featured his illustrations. Take a stroll in downtown Atlanta, it's hard to miss a mural or two created by GFB3.
Defining courage isn't easy. George explores examples of courage in our world and ventures into others to uncover: What is courage? What does it mean? And how does it work?
It takes courage to navigate some of life's challenges. George shares how courage is not always a matter of 'sink or swim.' From the moment we walk to the day we get to drive, embracing courage is just the start.
George explains how the anxiety and fear of creating a mural located in downtown Atlanta, ironically titled "Take a Chill," led him to personal and professional growth.
Even the smallest hills can feel like the largest mountains to overcome. We've all faced new experiences that can be quite the challenge, and George reflects on a past project that once felt impossible.
Being courageous doesn't always look like something outside of yourself. Sometimes being courageous means confronting your own inner thoughts.
George explains that fear should not have power over our choices, but rather it should be a message that pushes us forward.
George meets up with local students at Horizons Atlanta, a summer program which increases access to quality academics and enrichment for underserved students. During the visit they discuss how courage has shaped their families, hobbies, and futures. For more information on Horizons Atlanta go to https://www.horizonsatlanta.org/
Courage is an inner virtue that builds when we face our fears and challenges. The more we decide to act with courage, the more we grow.
Courage is contagious. When you take that first step, you may inspire others too.
George explains how our actions and words can encourage or discourage others, and how those choices can deeply impact the people around us.
When things start to get hectic, George reminds you to take things one step at a time.
As you confront new challenges, you're building your courage muscle. In order to build that muscle, George encourages you to keep confronting new challenges.
George closes this class with a heartfelt thank you and a lasting piece of encouragement to help you embrace the courage that lives inside of you.

George F. Baker III

George F. Baker III, also known as GFB3, is an illustrator, designer, and the creative director of Foster, a studio-collective encouraging the art of play. George brings lively motifs and a childlike spirit to every surface he paints on, and strives to revitalize the inner-child in all who see his work. ESPN College Week, Georgia State University, Adult Swim, Disney, and more have featured his illustrations. Take a stroll in downtown Atlanta, it's hard to miss a mural or two created by GFB3.

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