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.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lafayette Artists Enjoy Kudos From the Greater Community

The richly colored Underground Railroad Code Quilt assemblage created from the digital artwork of 15 Lafayette 5th graders, was auctioned last week to benefit the DC Ed Fund and raised $3,250!!!
The Justice Department has requested a similar piece for an upcoming art exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

And today, some of our talented 5th graders received ribbons and prizes as winners of the DC division of the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest during a joint ceremony with the Maryland winners at the Patuxant Wildlife Refuge.
One of our 3rd place winners holding her ribbon in front of her artwork.
First, second, and third grade artwork will be touring for the next 6 months.

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