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, November 14, 2013

From the Hopi to the Tlingit... It Must Be November

Spirit masks hanging from clotheslines and spilling out of tubs? Bins and boxes of pottery and weaving looms filling every nook and cranny of the Lafayette art room? The noon hour open art full of craft making? It must be November and Native American Heritage Month!
Iroquois Bead and Quillwork

Capturing our Animal Spirit with Paper Sculpture
Inspiration from the Hopi

... and Tlingit Ceremonial Button Blankets

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