This is my 8th year teaching visual fine arts. I have taught visual arts and technology for many years to students ranging from PK to 8th grade.
My teaching style is a very creative open approach to visual arts. I prefer experiential style learning that allows students the ability to dive deep into the subject matter to explore it to its fullest. For example I create a mock cave for students climb in and draw on the wall during our paleolithic period studies. I also create a mock Sistine Chapel that students experience painting upside down as Michaelangelo did during the renaissance period. In working with mostly younger grade levels, I follow a minimum requirement basis for projects that allow students apply their creativity at their own personal level. This theory gives them basic requirements which need to be met, but their creativity can explode as they see fit beyond the minimum requirements. This creates interest in each piece being developed and avoids the step by step process by which all student work looks identical. It aides in building confidence in all art students regardless of ability.
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BFA Visual Communications
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English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Math, Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer