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Art Teaching Philosophy
"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
-Pablo Picasso

The most important rule for guiding children's art activities is that the process is always more important than the product. "Process" means allowing children to explore art materials with freedom without the pressure to copy a model or stay in the lines. Process is experimenting with paints, watching the mixing colors, and feeling the textures of more or less. Process is gluing various sizes, shapes, and colors of paper together to create a collage. Process is freedom to experiment and enjoy the feeling of creating without being concerned with the outcome or the product. Process is creating something that is uniquely yours and not a copy of someone else's.

Welcome to Art Class!

Welcome to my class! I am looking forward to our year ahead with Art. A bit about myself – I just moved to the area from Texas, this past July.  I have two daughters, Maizie and Ciena- 12 and 8 years old.  My husband is an Infantry Officer in the United States Army and we have lived in a lot of places. I love all the adventures of moving and exploring new cities. I grew up in Seattle, WA and I went to college, on a track scholarship, in Northern Arizona. We have a Chocolate Lab, named Finn.  I am an artist - - as well as a teacher.  I paint mixed media art. I love color and texture! I have shown my art in many galleries around the country. 

I love to run and be out doors with nature. I love coffee, sushi, and the color blue.



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