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, September 6, 2015

Feeling Grateful As We Transform

Feeling grateful for Mr. Young preserving and rehanging our sweet LAFAYETTE panels, a labor of love by Lafayette's class of 2011.
Feeling grateful for a light-filled, functional, air conditioned art room and engaged, curious, thoughtful, creative students:)
Fifth graders classifying art by style and justifying their choice!
Feeling grateful for enthusiastic, warm supportive parents. And feeling grateful for our "tree-house" campus, where we will find new ways to make and hang art in our outdoor hallways and on many yards of fence which beckon like a blank canvas.

And finally, feeling grateful for the opportunity to watch Lafayette reborn... beginning with giant earth moving machines carving huge holes where our 1970s addition used to be and the promise of a crane next week, all right outside our art room windows... so much excitement!!!


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  2. Your post was very nicely written. I’ll be back in the future for sure!
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