Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! It’s not too late to host a Halloween themed party or set up a Halloween themed lesson for your child! Pumpkins will be provided for your child to paint his/her own little ghouls on them.

Arts Education: How important is it?

The link below brings you to a great article on why the arts can be essential for everyone. I completely agree with Horne, who says in this article, “When you think about the purposes of education, there are three. We’re preparing kids for jobs. We’re preparing them to be citizens. And we’re teaching them to…

Integrating Music and Art

My last post was on the integration of art and literacy. I had explained that I love the combination of the two subjects, but I also love the combinations of other subjects as well….and music is a BIG one! “Go in and Out the Window: An Illustrated Songbook for Young People” by Dan Fox is…

Literacy in the Art Classroom

At the first school I student taught at (Kennedy Longfellow School in Cambridge, MA), I saw that the art teacher loved to integrate literacy into art. She read many illustrated books to her students. Her thoughts were, “I feel that most children love illustrated books. Some younger children such as the kindergarteners may not really…

Art in Savannah

Savannah is such a charming city full of southern hospitality, rich history, great restaurants, and many art galleries. I really enjoyed visiting the Telfair Museums; they include The Telfair Academy, Owen-Thomas House, and Jetson Center. I especially loved the Owen-Thomas House. The museum itself is old and beautiful; it had been a plantation in the…

“Miracle” Intaglio Print

“MIRACLE” Ever since my father has passed away, I feel as if he or an angel is watching over me and my family. It’s a comforting feeling, and it inspired me to create this intaglio print, “Miracle”.

Printmaking

Printmaking is a medium I have always been passionate about. I started out by learning the relief printmaking methods (woodcut and linoleum) in middle school and taking a stencil printmaking class (silkscreen) in high school. I took a course on intaglio printmaking in college where I learned engraving, etching, aquatint and mezzotint techniques. Linoleum printmaking…