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 28, 2013

How Long Have Artists Been Making Art?

Lafayette first graders explore the human creative spirit through a story of the discovery of the 17,800 year old Lascaux caves in France. We examined how the Lascaux artists made their paint and what they chose to immortalize and then created our own running animals in a darkened cave like art room.

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