I recently graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver, December 14, 2012, with my Art Education License for Art K-12. In June 2010 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Painting.
During my experience of being a student teacher in the Cherry Creek School District, I practiced techniques that engaged students in a creative thinking process, and helped students learn new art concepts and mediums. My educational philosophy is: through experience comes learning and understanding.
I understand that each individual learns concepts in different ways, and in different time frames. I first start my lessons by getting to know the student and to get an idea of what level they are at in fine art. Depending on the individual's educational level in art, I start by teaching traditional art concepts that fit the beginner to advanced learner.
By teaching traditional concepts in art, it strengthens the individuals knowledge and understanding in art concepts. These concepts include learning about the elements and principals of art and design, color mixing, color schemes, and how to apply and utilize different mediums. Students will learn about the styles throughout eras of art history. Some of the lessons will be based around studying artists styles to help students expand their skills in different styles of painting, drawing, and sculpting.
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