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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May is a Month for Celebrations

Lafayette students were honored with numerous awards at the D.C. Jr. Duck Stamp Contest Last Saturday and honored again this evening at the Citywide Student art show at the D.C. Department of Arts and Humanities. Congratulations to all!!! Last week ARTS NIGHT part 1 and next week ARTS NIGHT part 2... the celebrations continue!
At the National Wildlife Visitors Center with some of our Lafayette winners
A Lafayette 4th grader proudly shows us his work at the Citywide

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Teacher's Treat a Treat for the Teacher Too!

How great to have time to fully explore a medium, guided by the student artists! My job is to listen, coax, facilitate, and inspire. Then it's in their hands and I am along for the ride. Today my teacher's treat students decided to go back and take a technique learned when they were young to the next level. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Negative Space/ Positive Experience

One of the wonderful contributions our student teacher in art, Jennifer George, has brought to Lafayette, is a unit on Negative Space with our second graders. From sculptures to recycled collage trees, negative space has never been so beautifully rendered artistically!