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.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fourth Grade Printmakers Explore GYOTAKU

The art of Japanese fish printing is just one of 3 types of prints 4th graders will experience as a part of our PRINTMAKING EXTRAVAGANZA!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

INFORMANCE celebrating our learning in 5th grade this THURSDAY 3/22 at 7PM!

Fifth graders are asking, "What are we supposed to wear this Thursday?"
I promised to post a few of last year's 5th graders in their Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, Depression Era garb. Think button down shirts, hats, vests, suits, ties, suspenders, knee length dresses in florals and solids checks and stripes...

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I'd like to give a huge shout out to Regina Kirchmaier(au pair for the Bryar family) seen here with Ms. Winkelman tying 2nd grade Fon cloths together.
Regina spends 2 mornings every week donating her time to the art room and can be seen mounting displays, matting art, working with students, and generally making my life a little saner.