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, February 7, 2012

Texture Explored Through Habitats

First graders already know TEXTURE is my favorite element of ART! I like both texture you can touch (TACTILE) and texture you can see (VISUAL) and we experimented with changing one into another as we made rubbings and created sea creatures. Then we remembered about habitats and what a sea creature might need to survive and created a tactile texture habitat for our fantastic sea animals. 

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