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Art

 

Ms. Pam
Visual Arts


About Me:
   I believe there is an artist in every student. My job is to expose students to a variety of mediums, techniques, and styles so that they can find success in the arts! I love to learn about art and continually take classes to further my knowledge whether in techniques, skills, and media, or in modern and contemporary art education. I have three kids: Madison, Kendalynn and Spencer. I am married (28 years) to my husband Michael. We have a kitty named Trixie and a goldfish named #4. We love to travel and explore cities.  Boston and Chicago are two of my favorites. In my free time, I love to work with fiber arts.  

Education:
   BA - The University of West Florida

Member:
   National Art Education Association

Teaching Philosophy/Art Curriculum:

   “Teaching for Artist Behavior” modified Choice program with exploring media units and themed art units using media centers of students’ choice.

   Teaching for Artistic Behaviors (TAB), sometimes called Choice-based art, is a nationally recognized educational approach to teaching art.  http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org/

   It is inline with Montessori principles:
developing a positive attitude towards art,
helping each child develop self-confidence,
fostering curiosity,
developing habits of initiative and persistence, and
building a habit of concentration and focus

   TAB allows freedom of choice and movement in a prepared environment that is designed to optimize learning.  The art room has wooden bookshelves that house different media centers including drawing, painting, collage, and free-choice.   There is a research bookshelf full of art books including art history, famous master artists, art jobs, and how-to’s that students can access for inspiration.

   Students will be introduced to the 8 Studio Habits of the Mind from Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education by Lois Hetland and we will reference them throughout the year.
https://theartofeducation.edu/2015/09/30/2-compelling-reasons-for-using-the-studio-habits-of-mind-in-your-art-room/

Develop Craft
Engage and Persist
Envision
Express
Observe
Stretch and Explore
Reflect
Understand Art Worlds

I design learning goals using the National Core Art Standards and the FL State standards:

https://www.cpalms.org/Public/search/Standard

https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/sites/default/files/Visual%20Arts%20at%20a%20Glance%20-%20new%20copyright%20info.pdf

 

I look forward to working with your child(ren) and being a part of their creative journey!