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, April 10, 2012

Action Jackson and THE FORCE

Jackson Pollack moved like an athlete to spread his paint... and he "swooped and leaped like a dancer." First graders explored gravity, the incline plane and the force of moving air to spread their paint in marble paintings, drip paintings, and straw blow paintings.

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