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, March 15, 2015

Third Graders Have Gone Goth (ic) !

Crumple up our art? For the sake of stone texture that is just what we did after we finished drawing our Gothic style buildings… one of many lessons in our unit on Washington DC architecture! A fun interactive game we tried on stone arches and buttresses can be found at PBSLearningMedia !
 Draw with sharpies & colored pencils
 Crumple
Soak in paint water and unfold carefully
Lay flat to dry before ironing
Next week the architects designing our school will come talk to us about the process architects go through to design a building like Lafayette! After that, we will work in groups to create our own recycled material model for a new building in Washington D.C. We'll see where our imaginations and the power of teamwork take us!!!

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