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, August 19, 2012

Summer Creations By Your Art Teacher

After a 30 year hiatus, I spent 6 weeks this summer at Glen Echo in the pottery yurt throwing pots. It was delightfully "centering"- both calming and inspirational to be one of many ceramic artists exploring their craft in a myriad of ways.

Photos: A batch of pots waiting to be glazed and a kiln of newly glazed ware waiting to be unloaded.