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, December 18, 2013

Out of Grapevines, Acorns, Willow, and Pinecones!

Natural wonders! National monuments! See both in one place at the National Botanical Gardens until January 5th!!! 
These amazing structures are crafted out of more than
70 different plant materials!

Thank you to Ms. Perll who discovered this gem of an exhibit
and shared these photos with me!

Third graders take note as we get ready to explore the wonderful architecture of Washington D.C.!!!