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, May 23, 2016

Celebrating ARTS NIGHT with 700+ students... and their families!

A parent told me at ARTS NIGHT 1 last week, "this is my child's favorite night of the year!" Wow!
  • Maybe they love it because every child gets to perform.
  • Maybe they love it because every child has a personally chosen and personally titled piece of art on display.
  • Maybe they love it because it's like a giant book release party and they can buy the most beloved and most read publication at Lafayette- IMAGES, our art and literary anthology!
  • Maybe they love it because it feels like a true celebration of the arts and a party to boot with pizza and cookies and balloons!
Whatever the reason... it's a labor of love for our amazing Lafayette students and hearing wonderful comments like that makes the many, many hours of work all worth it!!! 
5th graders "sell" our Images after learning about Propaganda posters from WWll

A sampling of grade 1 Art... in a trailer? No problem!

A sampling of grade 2 Art at the East end of Trailer F