The other day it sort of hit me over the head.
People are really looking at the art shared here and are reading what I am am writing.
über-blogger, reaching hundreds of views per hour.
|Grade 4 Stabile, close-up. It spins beautifully as well.|
|Grade 3 Spirit Animal Medallions|
Maybe you come because I teach a child you love.
Maybe you come because I work with you, or you know me some other way.
Maybe you are reading this because you wonder how your tax dollars are being spent.
Maybe you are here for a project idea to teach children or students of your own.
I wondered if you might wonder why I am here?
|Abstract paintings, ages 6-8|
Art is making tons of mistakes you can't fix and learning how to work with them.
Art is the simple pleasure of creating something.
Art sharpens thinking and teaches how to ask questions.
Art helps students succeed in school.
Art unites people of different cultures and languages.
Art gives children the ability to speak when they have no words.
Art saves people from themselves. (Including me. I can only hope that my teaching art-looking, art-making, and creative problem-solving to children does as much for them as it does for me as their teacher.)
|Wayne Thiebaud-inspired paper collage|