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, April 21, 2018

Art for the Bear's Garden

What is even better than art in our building? Art in the garden, where the stones and beads catch the sunlight! 

All our first through fifth graders have been working to create an art installation for our Bear's Garden this past year...

Thank you helpers!
Last Friday, in honor of Earth Day, on a delightful sunny day, we began to place our beautiful stepping stones, insert our pollinator poles, and hang our "messages for Lafayette" beads in the fence.
Some of our installation crew, young and old!

 More clay pieces and beads are still to be installed but we are so excited at how alive and sparkly our garden already looks!
Horsing Around as the Project Wound Down
Thank you to Hope Scheller and Don Rutledge and of course Laura Nelms for helping make this project happen!!!