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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
One Truly SPECIAL Guest Shares Her Stories and Quilts With Us!
Our very own Principal Main came to all four 5th grade art classes last week to share her depression era feed sack quilt, educate students on the Great Depression and how it impacted daily life, and then share her own artistic fabric quilt creations! Students were enthralled and fascinated by the artistry and craftsmanship of Ms. Main and her stories of learning to sew as a young person.
Ms. Main uses reproduction feed sack fabrics to create several pieces.