Back in November I had my very first teacher interview for a position at Hubbard Elementary School in Battleboro, a week later I was offered the job! It is incredibly rare to find an art position half way through the school year. I feel so lucky and blessed to have this wonderful opportunity before I even graduated from college.
Me as an Artist
Growing up I went camping all the time; I was drawn to the scenery, wildlife, textures, patterns, colors and shapes in my environment. The outdoors gave me a sense of what is valuable. It was not hard for me to see life in something like a rock or a pinecone. I found joy in the unobseverd. The twist and turns in the bark of a tree and the metallic sheen of a june beetle’s back are samples of things that would captivate me.
I create objects and images drawing from my memory of these experiences. As I carve and mark the tiles my narrative emerges. These stories and illustrations show both natural and manmade objects. As a child these objects seemed as one, an interaction between the human and natural environment.
This blog can be used as a resource for other teachers and a connection to the families of my students as well. My best lessons and projects will be placed on "The Art Creature."
I'm excited to share with you what my students have completed.