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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RadicART's Marc Ginsburg Inspires 4th Grade

Jeffrey Prost-Greene, Lafayette alum with a creative entrepreneurial flair, brought artist Marc Ginsburg to Lafayette to share his landscape paintings with Ms. Culver and Ms. Hallstrom's 4th graders. Students were able to interact with the artist and his work, explore landscape concepts and try their hand at drawing and painting landscapes in a variety of styles. Students went home with a gift of handmade sketchbooks provided by RadicART cofounders Jeffrey Prost-Greene and Julia Young.
Marc Ginsburg shares his abstract landscape with Lafayette 4th graders

Former "Lafayetter" Jeffrey talks art with Lafayette 4th grader

Monday, March 11, 2013

Got Architecture?

Third graders in Ms. Yedwab's class enjoy a visit from Mr. Radifera, one of our talented Lafayette parents. We explored what an architect does and tried our hands at drawing plans for our very own houses!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

An Exciting New Addition to the Art Program

Your students may have come home with the news about Ms. George, our new student teacher in art! Jennifer George comes to us from George Washington University and is doing her student teaching in the Lafayette art room. 
Ms. George's expertise in the drawing arena will benefit all our students, but especially 5th grade who are learning about the value scale, shading, and will soon learn about using the vanishing point to create perspective:) We are thrilled to have a second teacher in our Lafayette art room!!!