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.

Friday, January 1, 2016

When a Trailer Park Campus Feels Like a Palace...

I was fortunate enough to visit a needy, rural school in Jamaica to donate some art supplies recently. Despite basic facilities, concrete and tin construction, no glass in the "windows", and desks which looked like they came from the 1800s, the teachers were implementing a rigorous curriculum and students seemed eager to learn. 

Teachers handmade most of their own teaching resources and seemed deeply committed to making the most with very little. The students were eager to share and be photographed. 
Our visit was sobering yet inspiring and reinforced my feeling that we at Lafayette are so very fortunate!!!