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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

DOT DAY is About Creativity and the Courage to Make Your Mark... Celebrating with Millions of Kids Around the World Every September 15!!!

A day of happy faces, floating bubbles and  dots of all kinds to represent that we are all creative and we can make our mark in this world and won't give up!

The weather was divine and all 766 students had art hanging in our Lafayette gallery to celebrate our learning and our creativity!!!
Even the teachers and admin got in on the action and celebrated their creativity and courage!!!
And some kids found their own unique ways to show their Dot Day spirit!

I truly LOVE DOT DAY!!! Don't you?

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Our new Lafayette art room can only be described as SPECTACULAR!  
Full of space and light and truly inspirational!
And complete with new equipment to support our passions here at Lafayette!
So, naturally, as we explore what SAMM (Speaking, Acting and Moving Mindfully) looks like in the art room, we are having wonderful conversations about creating an art room climate that feels supportive and empowering... where students feel comfortable experimenting and making mistakes and sharing their stories and expressing themselves fully! 

Of course the fact that DOT DAY is around the corner (September 15!) seems so very appropriate. 

Check out what DOT DAY is all about! Started by a teacher years ago and based on the book "The Dot", Dot Day is now celebrated by millions of students around the world!!!