Teaching Art & Developing Lifelong Creative Thinkers
Art is culture, art is creative thinking, art is creative problem solving, art is innovation, art is identity exploration, art is joyful, art is a discipline, art is fun, art is visual communication, art is place where all can learn and grow no matter how old or where other interests lie. Art is what I teach and share with students of all ages and I get much joy and satisfaction watching students discover themselves in it.
Transfer student to my Advanced Drawing 1 class (from another school), soon bought-in to my classroom culture of working hard and bringing individuality, thru brainstorming, into his artwork.
The excitement of engaging a young EL student through the universal communication of creating art!
A real-world design project was created from beginning to end by the 7th grade class. The process included conceptualizing for the client (the principal) and carrying through to completion using paint, then DRILLING-IN thousands of recycled bottle caps! Video link above.
In-school field trip, with an industrial designer sharing what he does as a working artist and teaching 6-8 grade students design techniques.
Art 1 High School students, inspired by the art of George Segal, work in small groups to develop their own concept for a public art figure to be placed in the school media center.