I have a BA in art with a graphic design emphasis. I worked in retail management for many years. When the company I worked for was sold, I went back to school and got my K-8 teaching credential with art supplement for grades 9 and below.
I stopped teaching shortly after getting my credential to stay home with my children. Once they were all in school, I began teaching art part time. I have taught at several schools both public and private. I use this blog as a way for me to remember the art lessons I have done with students and anything else that helps me on my art teaching journey.
I tell my students that there are no mistakes in art. I have had a huge poster that says that on my wall for years. I also tell them that the only mistake you can make is not signing your name. I like having a balance between art as a process and something that looks “good” hanging in the hallway. I also enjoy doing art from many mediums, cultures, and historical perspectives. I like teaching my students about famous artists of the past as well as artists who are working currently. Not every project we do is successful but those lessons allow us to re-assess and think about what worked, what didn’t and do something different next time.
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