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Flower Mound, TX, United States
Hi, I am an artist, wife, mom, gamer and the Elementary Art Educator at Donald Elementary, a sweet and wonderful school in Flower Mound, TX (outside of Dallas). This is a great place to see how we are integrating studio habits with technology and interdisciplinary connections. I also love to share my "wisdom" (Re: Experiences. From mistakes.) about teaching Elementary Art. I love what I do, and I've been doing it for a long time. Creating and teaching Art is what I live for. Enjoy.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Paint and Brush Gang: a study in creative freedom and shenanigains

I LOVE and adore my Art Club. I call them the "Paint and Brush Gang" as a nod to my first 4 years of teaching art in Trenton, NJ. We used to get together weekly for much needed support and friendship, calling ourselves the Paint and Brush Gang. I miss them!

These students meet Mondays after school and come in one recess a week to assist in the Art room: helping the younger kids, washing brushes (heh heh heh) and displaying art in the hallways. It is such a great opportunity for collaboration and creative freedom. Here they are in action:
Creating a display for 1st grade 3D Neighborhoods: they came up with the idea of adding sky details: clouds, birds, butterflies...to compliment the younger student's art. I love the scale they used!


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