So Proud!

My students know that I believe in what I teach, and therefore, sometimes go a little overboard when sharing how amazing the power of art is.  Today, my 7th graders were starting their linoleum block reduction prints about a social issue and I was sharing with them how wonderful this project is.  I was talking with them about the importance of making art about topics that impact our society and they were engaged!  There is so much going on in the world today, giving students a chance to express their feelings about important topics is an essential life skill.

I was also able to brag about the 4 students who won regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards last year and the one who went on to win a National Silver Award!  Students were in awe that their peers were able to accomplish such awards, but I am not.  I know my students are capable of much more than they believe, and it just takes believing in them long and hard enough until they see it themselves.

In 11 days, Ashley, her family and I will make the drive out to the University of Iowa for a ceremony honoring the national award winners.  I am so proud of all my artists, but especially proud of the look on Ashley's face as we were discussing the upcoming ceremony - she knows what a feat she has accomplished!




Ashley Saenz's National Silver Award winning print
Regional Gold Award Print


Andrea Gutierrez's Regional Gold Award Print


Frank Klein's Regional Silver Award Print


Kirsten Ramos' Regional Silver Award Print


Comments

  1. She is a passionate sweeper, with tens of thousands of dollars worth of prize wins to her name, and she has been sharing advice about the way to|tips on how to} 1xbet be a winner for over a decade. Erving Goffman, the legendary social psychologist who once as} worked as a blackjack vendor in Vegas, dismissed them as not being a proper "sociological entity" – in spite of everything, there wasn't much social interaction at work. Anthropologist Clifford Geertz called slots "stupid mechanical cranks", of interest solely to "women, kids, adolescents… the extremely poor, the socially despised, and the personally idiosyncratic".

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Activity Day Part Two

IAEA Conference 2017

East Leyden Winter Art Show