By being engaged in the artistic process, students use and develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, risk-taking, imagination and reflection. Art is a wonderful vehicle for expressing individuality as well as demonstrating the power of collaboration. Every child should have the opportunity to create their own ideas and, therefore, gain a greater appreciation for art.
This individualized process that goes on in our window-lined and spacious art room introduces and develops skills with many media. Examples of those we use in class are oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, tempera, printmaking ink, fiber arts, air dry clay, earthenware clay and glazes, photography and stop motion videos.
As the art teacher my goal is to equip the students with the design process tools to navigate and succeed in a visual society. I believe they can become positive contributors to their communities.