I am a teaching artist and I help students of all ages discover their artistic voice through drawing, painting, clay and mixed media. This blog is a place where I can post pictures from my various art classes and keep a visual record of the art projects that we do. It's a great way for me to keep track of projects as well as share class projects with parents and students. Please submit e-mail address below to follow me and keep up with students art work! Class offerings also listed below.
Once again I am doing clay at Wilson school this Spring! Students are working on sculptural animals/ figures and leaf pressed platters. I am having each grade do the same project this year and the emphasis is in experimentation and problem solving. To promote creative expression, I have given them tips for how to attach pieces and how to break the animal into shapes to better understand what it looks like, but aside from that and some individual help I am letting them problem solve and find their own solutions for their sculptures. Students will learn more from encountering problems and having to come up with their own solutions than if I lead them through every step of the process. I wanted to provide them with time to play and explore the medium for themselves and it seems to be paying off. Their sculptures are all very different and very creative.