anderson art and yoga
Kassie Patton has been designated as our newest Arts teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. She was a new addition last year on our Enrichment team. Kassie has performed many duties at our school and proves to be a fantastic role model to all of our students here at Anderson.
Kassie utilizes project and skills-based learning and teaching style. This style is to create and hold a space for students to try new things. Students are encouraged to notice things, look at things closely, and to hold their focus until they are finished. Students are provided ideas and examples to get them going and then encourage to add their own ideas. This artistic process provides students with new tools and perspectives.
Students learn the following:
- Practice construction
- Following through
- Making things out of mistakes
- Cutting and pasting
- Consideration of others
- Table manners
Movement is generally allowed and encouraged. Sometimes yoga and exercise game classes are held with the students. On Fridays, if students have completed their projects, they get a free choice art day. Stations are set up and students are free to choose what they want to create, build, or play with. Students work on different projects monthly. Right now the students are working on paper projects inspired by the work of Henri Matisse. Last month students worked on the water theme, students painted and collaged boats and water scenes.
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