A collection of what I make, what I teach and what makes me.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Mosaics Unleashed -- Upper Elementary & Older
This is a more advanced mosaics class, meant for students with some experience. Despite this I ended up with many first-timers, a few as young as eight-years-old! There were some challenging projects, like a HUGE mirror and a teensy Eiffel Tower.
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.