I began my teaching career in 1989, as a 5th grade teacher. Since then, I have taught numerous other grades. Between teaching in the classroom, I took a 4 year hiatus at which time I was the Education Director for the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. This was a dream job, but the fundraising aspects were stressful for me. I then returned to teaching, and a turn of events brought me to my true calling and I became an art teacher.
I like to use art lessons to teach other subject areas such as science and social studies. The dvds I created, available on my website are fully integrated with multiple subject matter. When I teach art, I keep this quote at the forefront of my mind: "The artist is not a special kind of man, but every man is a special kind of artist." A.K. Coomaraswamy- born Sri Lanka 1887- died in Massachusetts 1947
DVD "Creating Coloful Tigers" Booklist Review, Vol.105 No.8, Dec.15 2008 DVD "Painting a Butterfly" ARTS & ACTIVITIES MAGAZINE, April Issue 2010
BA - University California Santa Barbara Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
I hope you'll visit my website and blog and find more ways to give your students art opportunities. And you're also invited to visit my Etsy shop for works of art I've created with love and care. WEBSITE www.artwithmrssmith.com BLOG www.artwithmrssmith.blogspot.com CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Japanese, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Spring, For All Subjects