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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Deeper Connection

Last Friday in our window hallway I came upon Mr. Nik's fifth graders having an intimate interaction with Dorothea Lange's photographs. 

These pencil drawings will eventually become a part of our Arts Integration Multimedia Informance on the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Depression, coming up in March.

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