Art is universal, academic, basic to understanding, and it provides a form of communication that transcends all barriers of language. A quality visual arts program employs structure and continuity on the part of the teacher and fosters individual student creative expression, discovery, and development of physical and intellectual skills.
I use a discipline-based art education program that balances the curriculum and helps to develop and balance the whole intellect. Experiences in art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics provide for the health, growth and development of the student. Art education fosters perceptual awareness, imagination, creativity, skills in critical thinking, and visual communication. It also nurtures social, aesthetic, cultural, and intellectual growth.
My main objective is to encourage students to recognize the importance of investigation, to become disciplined, independent, critical thinkers with the confidence to express themselves and communicate in a meaningful manner.