I want you to know yourself. I hope that my classroom was a place for you to explore your interest, hopes, feelings, and dreams. When I was a student, I was rarely asked what I was interested in or wanted to do. My classroom is the opportunity for you to use art to connect to your likes and interest. Beyond, knowing yourself...I want you to know yourself as an artist. What type of artist are you? I hope that you delve into all the experiences that I offer in the classroom to find your inner artist. What material do you prefer? What materials are you successful with?
That you should be proud of yourself. I have watched you pursue complex ideas, overcome challenges, and take risk. I hope that you see yourself grow and continue to seek out challenges.
That there are "two sides to the story". I hope that my class has taught you that sometimes there isn't a correct answer. I try to show you that art can be a powerful tool that can present various "sides of the story" or points of view. I want you to go to the world to use your own viewfinder to make your own analysis.
That kindness should be first. I hope that my class has taught you about working in a community of makers depends upon kindness. I have watched you work collaboratively with others, and find that kindness goes a long ways.
k-5 Creative Design Teacher