Mrs. Sahar’s Art Class
We are engaged in serious play in art class. Children play and learn, trying things out to answer the question that leads to major discoveries: “What if…?”
It’s for this reason that the main emphasis in art class is developing students’ abilities to think independently, to brainstorm individually and collaboratively, and to take risks. It’s so easy yet so hard to mess up sometimes!
Art materials slip, slide, smoosh, bend, twist, and drip. They are wild and resist being tamed. What better stuff to use for experimenting?
In art, we work like just as artists do, using these messy materials to show our thoughts and feelings.*
My job as the art teacher is to create an environment that allows students to get down to business while having fun. Students learn traditional art skills, design, and art history. In addition, students learn new approaches to art making and about contemporary artists in the field. As a practicing artist, I connect the classroom to the profession.
Our theme this year is, “How can art tell stories.” I can’t wait to see what happens!
*For more information about Studio Habits of Mind, see: