" The eARTh without ART is just eh"
Art with Mrs. Doolittle
My goal as an educator is to create an environment that allows students to create expressively. Art is a way to communicate yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually. I want my students to become critical thinkers by thinking outside the box and creating things I have never seen before. I think it is important for my students to understand that it's ok to make mistakes. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow as a person and an artist.
Creating lesson plans that rotate from left brain based art projects to right brain art based projects creates a sense of balance within brain hemispheres. Collaborating all subject areas into a lesson gives students the basic fundamentals of math and science, yet using the design elements of art for the aesthetic qualities. The arts can be used as an enhancement tool to see the world around them and create a sense of belonging and self worth.