Thursday, May 19, 2011

What is Happening in Art? Let the School Know!

Next year I plan to share with the school what is going on in my classroom via a bulletin board outside the art room. At this year's NAEA conference I attended a workshop on promoting my program to my school. Art teachers are loners and hermits. We stay nice and quiet in our little rooms cleaning brushes and pugging clay. We need to let the school know what we are up to. We need to spell it out for them. I plan to create a bulletin board using butcher paper and share what lessons we are doing, what multicultural and interdisciplinary connections are being made, contest info, and articles that promote art education. I'm hoping that by doing this I will excite students, inform my peers and administration, and catch the eyes of parents who may lend a helping hand in the future.