This is about what my world feels like right now. #artteacherproblems (amirite?)
My School:My schedule has changed so I've been teaching more (less planning time = less blogging time)
Our school district implemented a new grading system, unit planning system, email, lesson plan system, evaluations...& I have a new principal.
The new art standards are in effect, so my plans and things from the past all need to be reworked.
Common Core is nipping at my toes too!
I opened an ART STUDIO!What started as this little pipe dream of years past has blossomed into a full blown small business. It took many months, many tears, many muscles, and many terrific friends & family help - but I did it, and it's real.
|Here's Mike. He owns Weston Travel. No Corner Suns moved to his vacant room upstairs. Look how happy I am to get the keys. Look how happy Mike is to get my rent check.|
From the frustration with the climate of art education in the public schools, the lack of quality arts enrichment classes in my community, and those damn wine & paint events where everyone PAINTS THE SAME THING, No Corner Suns Art Studio was born offering classes for everyone! I am currently teaching a few elementary classes after school and have been hosting BYOB events and art parties for kids. it. is. so. cool.
|My beautiful and wonderful friend, Val made this sign! |
I like to display my students' work in the windows downstairs for all the cars and pedestrians to see. Featured here are my K-2s Matisse inspired collages.
I am lucky to be in a great community and have lots of support. My years as a public school art educator are serving me well, and I just looooooooveeeee sharing it with so many new faces. I have many things on the horizon for No Corner Suns! But, I'd like to get back to this blog. I know that my first love is art education, and being in the classroom, but a close second is writing about art ed. and sharing EVERYTHING I've learned over the past 16 years.... Ugh! 16 years? I'm like a pro now.