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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Feed the ART Teacher!

An inspiring two weeks in Italy and an intensive week at the Arts, Books, and Creativity Institute at the Museum of Women in the Arts has recharged my batteries! 
The mosaics and frescoes of Pompeii and the architecture of the ancient hilltop towns of Sicily were a reminder of the richness that
the arts gave daily lives thousands of years ago.

During the museum workshop we explored studio habits of mind, many ways to engage students in talking and writing about art, and the ever engaging form of book arts in all it's 3-D glory. 
Many times our books became an engineering challenge as well as a chance to explore language arts, science, and social studies through paper and pop ups and sculpture!