As the art teacher, I see a great variety of students. The smallest kindergartners through the tallest 8th graders walk through my doors and sit in my seats. Each grade contains 30-36 students that visit my art room 2-3 times each week .
My students live in an isolated neighborhood on the south side of Chicago and school is their looking glass into the diversity and possibilities that exist in our world.
Every day in my classroom is an opportunity for a novel experience. My students crave to try new art techniques and work with a large variety of mediums. They are very engaged in constructing meaning within their work, and love to learn about history and science in my class as inspiration for their art.
One of the most freeing activities students participate in is painting. There are many students who do not enjoy drawing, but I can not think of a single student from kindergarten all the way through 8th grade who does not enjoy to paint. They love spreading colors to create shapes, lines, and textures to communicate ideas. They love mixing colors and pushing the gooey paint around with their brush. They love to create artworks that illustrate what they are learning in their literature and science classes.
With this donated paint, students will be able to create painted portraits, landscapes, and sculptures throughout the school year.
They will be able to create paintings that represent their dreams, opinions, and ideas. They will create art for enjoyment, motor development, and the reinforcement of science and literature lessons. Your donation will enrich the lives and learning of all of my students!
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