In Lafayette’s art studio classroom we are not only learning about the elements, principles and media of the visual arts, but are using the arts to gain a greater understanding, depth and richness of language arts, math, science and social studies curricula. Using the arts to teach, creates learning that is internalized and understood by children with all learning styles and on multiple levels. By educating students through the visual arts and traditional academic content simultaneously, I help inspire and nurture the truly creative thinkers needed for this new millennium.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Listening to our Ancestors
First graders are learning about the earliest artists... from the cave painters of Lascaux to Aboriginal bark painters... Recently we imagined we were entering "dreamtime" like the Aborigines. We used dots to make shape creatures and art "language."