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.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Celebrate Creativity at the Visionary Museum!

A few weeks ago, Ms. Perll and I spent an inspirational morning in Baltimore at one of my all time favorite museums where one learns to expect the unexpected and find delight in the quirkiness of humankind!

Art work at the museum has been created by untrained artists who find their inspiration from within.

AVAM believes, "there is great power in not knowing what will or won't work" and they state, "as in science, ignorance often gives birth to genuinely new inventions...Discovering possibilities that others do not see is what visionaries do best."
Whirlygig and found object sculpture by Vollis Simpson
After viewing the museum, we had lunch with a spectacular view of this sculpture and federal hill. Here is the advice posted on the cafe wall:
I am hoping to keep the same sense of delight and wonder as we create art in our magical trailer "treehouse" this school year and watch our new school building be constructed in front of our eyes. What an amazing opportunity for learning and inspiration!!!