I have taught towards a wide array of audiences. I have worked with students from PK through High School, with and without special needs. My experience has encompassed audiences from community programs and public schools. My educational background consists of a BA in Art History with graduate credits in Art Education and Art History.
My teaching style varies depending on the audience/class. For younger children I lead by example through demonstration modelling. Each class would began with a formal discussion, which includes art historical background, exemplary artists (both from the art canon and contemporary) and explanation of the project. I would also show a teaching example. After the discussion, that days expectations would be demonstrated. The following class would began with a recap and then a demonstration of the next steps. For older students my teaching style is more of a facilitator. I would begin with the same formal discussion and teaching example. In place of providing a formal demonstration of how to achieve my example, I would teach the processes on how to create the artwork but seek them to explore a more critically engaged subject matter. For older students the focus becomes less on the process and more on the ability to create a meaningful experience where they can relate to across curriculum.
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I have my Bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Delaware. I have also earned 30 graduate credits towards a Master's degree in Art Education and Art History.
In addition to loving art, I love working with special populations. If you see a lesson plan that you would like for your special needs class, please let me know and I will gladly amend the plan to fit your students abilities.