Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome to the Art Studio September 2016

Welcome to the Art Studio from Mrs. Higgison: 

Looking forward to meeting new students and reconnecting with others.  I have tweaked the Art Studio a wee bit with new curtains and a beautiful artsy rug to make gathering for mini-lessons more comfortable.  
We are going to start the year, as I do every year by watching The Dot, by Peter Reynolds and then each "making our marks" by creating a unique dot, signing our names to them and then decorating the central hallway of Y.E.S. with them.  If you are not familiar with The Dot, ask your child after their first art class to share the story with you. Basically it is a story that reminds us that it is important, as a teacher to meet our children where they are at, and help them to grow and find their own unique style.   Around the world artists and art teachers have been inspired by the story and September 15th is now, "International Dot Day", and millions of artists, like the artists of Y.E.S. will participate by creating unique dots, making their marks and celebrating imagination and creative thinking.  

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