A collection of what I make, what I teach and what makes me.
Monday, April 4, 2011
A Room With A View - Grade 2
This is a one-class drawing lesson for elementary students. The theme is to draw a picture of a room with a view to the outside of the building as well as a view into the mind of the artist. The objects in the room should be representative of interests, hobbies, favorite things, etc. This lesson is also a great opportunity to integrate perspective, pattern, background, foreground, texture and line. Matisse's "Red Room" and Van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles" would be good references to show to the students to get them thinking about perspective and patterns.
For over fifteen years, Margaurita has been teaching art.
Margaurita’s approach to teaching is that art is a universal language, open to anyone interested in expressing themselves through creative exploration. She utilizes a mix of teaching philosophies depending on the needs of her students. She has studied a range of educational theories, including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Differentiated Learning, among others, and chooses parts of each to incorporate into her teaching style. She believes in teaching towards an appreciation of art and an understanding of the creative process more than a focus on the end product.
The two passions of her life—art and teaching—are fully entwined.