In the beginning.......
This is my very first ever blog. My friend, Cheryl, nagged me constantly to start this thing, so here we go. I was a high school teacher for 30 years, teaching Visual Arts, Visual Design (Graphic Design) and Photography. Now I am working as a casual teacher, mostly with primary school kids and I love it!! I have created new artworks that reflect the K - 6 Visual Arts outcomes and enable the kids to explore artmaking practises. I teach Art for the whole day when I go into a school!!!!
After working with teenagers for so long, I have had to rethink how I taught, what I said and how I responded to the kids. It has given me a new lease on life and my motivation levels are right up there again.
I hope that the artworks and things that I share on this blog help others out there who are wondering what to do with their students. I need to acknowledge that Pinterest has been one of my sources of inspiration. I see an artwork and wonder how I can modify it to suit the skills and interests of the kids I will be teaching. Their ages range from 5 to 12 years.
I must also acknowledge my mate, Cheryl. She claims I am her mentor but I think it is the other way around. Where she gets her energy from I will never know!!Thanks Cheryl for encouraging me to share my ideas and art activities. You are the best of friends.
One last thing, I will also include pics of other things that I have done such as manipulated textile pieces, art journals, junk journals and stuff like that. Love playing with embroidery and combining it with art materials.
Anyway, enough from me. Enjoy!!!