Art - Margaux Thibeault

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Miss Thibeault

Van Gogh Sunflowers
Van Gogh Sunflowers


Remote Learning In Art


Hello Amazing Artists!

Your “art studio” may look a little different over the next two weeks, however that does not  mean that the making of art should feel any different. Remember art is a tool that we can use to communicate and express our thoughts, feelings, and ideas and emotions. 

In our art studio at school we learn about artistic behaviors- coming up with ideas, setting up our workspace, learning new skills, and reflecting on our work. In our studio at school, you are the artist, and you make the choices about what materials to use and what to make. Using your “studio” at home, you will be practicing these skills while following the assignments on Google Classroom. On Google Classroom you will find all of the assignments and resources that you will need, and you can also find the Unified Arts schedule for each week on our Google Classroom pages.

You can use any materials that you have at home. Please do not go out and buy any new materials. Remember that artists all over the world create amazing works of art using only a pencil and paper and there are several artists that only use recycled materials.

I hope you all have a wonderful two weeks of remote learning. It is going to be a unique experience for everyone. At this time I encourage you all to explore this experience with an open mind in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, perseverance, and kindness. Please remember that you are all strong, smart, creative, brave, and loved. I cannot wait to see what you create! Best, Miss Thibeault


If you need to contact me please send me an email or reach out in Google Classroom.

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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