Art - Margaux Thibeault

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Van Gogh Sunflowers
Van Gogh Sunflowers


The Importance of Creativity

Creativity can begin in the art room, yet it also leads students to success in all subjects. It leads students to become effective 21st century learners even after they leave school. Art leads students to find their own creative voice through self-expression, imaginative ideas, and autonomy. As their art teacher my goal is to foster creativity in the art room by following a Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) Philosophy. In contrast to a teacher-led, project-based approach where the art teacher does most of the creative thinking and problem solving prior to introducing the project to the students, a TAB studio uses responsive teaching, acknowledging each student’s unique interests’ motivations and talents.


“The road to becoming an innovator who sees possibilities in the world around them is to practice coming up with ideas… When students learn to come up with their own art problems to solve, it teaches them to trust themselves and their own judgment. When they know why they are trying something or how they achieved it, it gives them a window into understanding the motivation behind great artists’ work. Children bring a lot of knowledge to the table and should be given the opportunity to expand upon those ideas.”
-Anne Bedrick (Choice Without Chaos)

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