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Elementary Art

When I was a kid there were one or two artists in every class and the rest of us just weren't.  Now, because we know that drawing is a teachable skill, every child is an artist.  I place a big emphasis on drawing in my elementary classes because it's the basic art skill that everyone can have to a degree, and because it's the starting point for all other forms of art.  Drawing quiets the mind and is considered to be a form of meditation that is used in therapies for healing overactive or distracted minds.  The two teaching programs I use the most are the Monart Method and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the amazing program that taught me how to draw when I was a design student in college. I think it's because I was one of those kids that didn't think she was artistic that I love teaching so much.  The looks I get from kids who accomplish so much more than they thought they could get me every time.  

I'm a 20-year Evergreen resident, a proud 9-year RMAE parent (of a son who started here in kindergarten the year we opened, 2001) and a 14-year RMAE teacher.  I believe this school is a blessing for the entire Evergreen community and I'm thrilled to be a part of the creative energy I see the staff and families bring every day.
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