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.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lafayette Alum Brings Visiting Artist to Lafayette's ART Room

Lafayette alum, Jeffrey Prost-Greene, returned to Lafayette last week to launch his new venture to bring young artists into classrooms to share what inspires them.
Jeffrey wearing his 6th grade Lafayette T-shirt, poses with Ms. Harn's 2nd grade class

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Underground Railroad + Math + ART + Computers = Fabulous Code "QUILTS"

Excitedly sharing our work in a "gallery walk"

One of our reflection creations!
Fifth graders explore the myth of underground railroad code quilts and create mathematical translations, reflections, and rotations with their designs using the Pages program in the computer lab. The results are spectacular!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Creativity Flourishes During Open Art

Sometimes its great to let our creative juices flow and explore a new medium or an idea... just one of the many reasons why the art room can be a beehive of activity during OPEN ART!
A few creations from November:
A paper mache piggy bank 

A gift for a penguin lover

Masking tape is always fun to "draw" with