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, June 14, 2015

Wrapping it Up!

Where has the time gone!!! As I pack boxes for the big move, art goes on... What's been on tap? Sketching our neighborhood and our school for grades 1-3... our powers of observation are sharpened and our drawing skills refined:

A fourth grade class helped with cleanup (art room style) before drawing and shading bonsai trees. 

Fifth graders are working on using the vanishing point to show perspective Renaissance style. A middle school challenge as we get ready to move on!

And most of our students had a chance to add their farewell messages and grafitti to our art room walls before demolition takes place this summer!
Thanks to those parents who were able to find the precious time to help out in the art room this school year! You made my life more sane and gave your children a wonderful gift!!!

Hoping everyone has a great summer filled with visually rich experiences!!!