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, September 5, 2013

New Year, New First Graders, SO EXCITING!

First graders LOVE to talk about art! Today we discussed the circus series collages of Henri Matisse, explored abstract art, organic and geometric shapes, sang a song about shapes, and created our own layered collage. 
It's a trapeze! These are the people that swing on the trapeze! 
But the hot topic was, what are the squares?

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