I have taught art at the middle & high school level since 2001. I have learned a great deal from my students and from other teachers. In my teaching I use a few projects recycled for other teachers, but I create most of the lessons for my class. My lesson here are designed for Art teachers and non-art teachers to draw out the creativity in their students. See more ideas and what is going on in my classroom on my blog at I am your Art Teacher! or look at my student work in my classroom blog!
I ask my students a lot of questions. I make a lot of suggestions I get them to create. I serve as their guide and Art Director. I welcome feedback on my work and I would be happy to write an arts based lesson plan for you and your students. Just send me a message to let me know what you need.
California Governors Teaching Fellowship. I am a working artist. I show my work in galleries around the San Francisco Bay Area. Or you can find my art by clicking on my website: www.kathewelch.com.
I am currently teaching Art at the high school level in Oakland, California. I have a Teaching Credential from California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. I have a B.A. in Art Studio [Painting and Printmaking] from California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.
I received the Governor's Teaching Fellowship [California.] I have an A.A. in Visual Communications from Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA. Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Wa.
My Artist Biography Kathe grew up in California's Central Valley. From an early age she could be found drawing things she saw in her neighborhood and things she imagined might exist. She wrote stories to accompany her drawings and created little books for her family. Among her earliest commissions were drawings of cute girls for her male classmates in exchange for candy. After high school Kathe attended art school in Seattle, receiving a degree in commercial art. While there her artistic aesthetic turned toward the fine arts and she felt she needed to further her art education. Back in California, Kathe pursued a university degree and a teaching credential. She has taught at the middle and high school level since 2001. Kathe's approach to art has always involved experimentation and her inventive and inquisitive nature. She favors the stark black and white of a woodblock or a pen and ink drawing to express her ideas, though she uses all media to accomplish her artistic goals. Kathe also enjoys writing, but she expects her images to tell a story better than she could with words. She also expects the viewer to bring their own story to each viewing; so she wants to leave a lot open to interpretation. Kathe is currently is working on several wood cut projects and paintings and is illustrating a story about the fear of falling off the edge of the bed.
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