I have taught at Sanford since 2007 and teaching art is my second career. I had worked in the advertising field as a graphic artist and presently I enjoy working in a place where I am able to share my passion for art and impact the lives of children in a positive way. It is an honor to work with your children in a creative environment where they are taking risks, problem solving, and getting to know themselves better. I believe the art classroom is a place where students should feel safe while being creative. Creating art can make middle schoolers feel very vulnerable. In the safe, respectful environment fostered in the art room, taking risks is encouraged. As children at all grade levels learn new techniques, use new media, and are asked to creatively solve problems, their ability to use visual processing, analytical thinking, and verbal reasoning increases.
In a rapidly changing world, the ability to be creative problem solvers is vital. Creativity and innovation are no longer associated with artists alone; instead they are valuable assets in all fields of endeavor.
The aims of MYP arts are to encorage and enable students to:
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Classifieds: We would appreciate any help with supplies such as: glue sticks, masking tape, scissors, paint & brushes, pencils & erasers, construction and drawing paper, or markers.
Interactive art website, http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/stilllife.html
Walker Art Center teen programs, http://teens.walkerart.org
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, http://artsmia.org/
The Soap Factory, http://soapfactory.org/
Northern Clay Center, http://www.northernclaycenter.org
Highpoint Center for printmaking, http://www.highpointprintmaking.org/
Intermedia Arts, http://www.intermediaarts.org/
Students created "Oaxacan" style animal pots using bright colors and patterns.
Graffiti artist Payton came in and worked with students on stylized lettering using cut paper based on Graffiti art. Twelve pieces were selected on display at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis.
3524 42nd Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55406
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