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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brightening a Plain Space

A work in progress! Last year's 4th graders created flowers for the garden out of clay which I later found out had to be high fired to vitrification to withstand the outside temps and weather! I promised them I would install them someplace INSIDE the school. 
Better late than never... 
As the now 5th graders graduated from Lafayette, their beautiful clay flowers were installed in the 5th grade stairwell in a space that begged for an art piece!

I've been told we need to add butterflies and such to our mural, and perhaps some texture to our foliage and trunks, so this is a work in progress... but wanted to share my relief and excitement at finally having them hanging!!!