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Re: [teacherartexchange] my "studio" in my classroom

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From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 27 2006 - 11:37:33 PDT


Thanks, Jayna! :D

You have to take pictures! I would love to see what you do with the
monastary!!! I'm so jealous you got to go to Greece! That's one
place I would really love to visit!

Becky

On 4/27/06, Jayna Huffines <jayna_99@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks so much for sharing- my best work had been the
> paintings that I've done in my classroom. There is
> just too much to do at home for me to start anything
> there,(I have a two year old son) and if I set up my
> easel at school, I can leave it up for longer periods
> of time. My students and my friends at school give me
> great feedback; middle schoolers are super honest.
> They will tell you when they think you should fix
> something- thanks for the post, Becky, you've inspired
> me to start something new. I am headed to the craft
> store to buy beads (beaded jewelry is my latest
> obsession) and I think I'll pick up a canvas while I'm
> there! I have a photograph I took of a monastery in
> Mystras (Greece)that I have been dying to translate in
> acrylics. Thanks again for the inspiration!
>
> --- Rebecca Burch <mamallama@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > So what prompted my whole inner-discussion about the
> > "Those who
> > can..." comment yesterday? I'll tell you.
> >
> > I've started painting for myself again. After
> > having children and
> > starting a new career, I found that time was short
> > (no duh, right?)
> > and I had to give up some things -- mainly
> > everything that doesn't
> > have anything to do with laundry, dinner, or
> > childcare. I missed it,
> > though, and decided I needed to start painting
> > again. I don't have a
> > place at home where I can set up my paints (yet...
> > waiting for the
> > husband to clean out part of the garage) and so I
> > decided to set up my
> > "studio" in a corner of my classroom where I can
> > work after school.
> > The administration was not only supportive of my
> > plan, but my
> > principal said, "I strongly encourage you to persue
> > your own art! You
> > really need to do this!"
> >
> > This is the BEST thing I've ever done! The kids
> > flock to my room
> > before the first bell to see what I've done since
> > the day before, and
> > it has begun so many great classroom conversations
> > about actually
> > making a living as an artist. But, the most
> > exciting development has
> > been the surprise I see on so many faces -- "You
> > mean, YOU can
> > actually PAINT? So why are you a teacher?" I get
> > this from kids AND
> > adults. It's amazing that so many people assume
> > that if you're a
> > teacher, you have no real talent or knowledge. Sad,
> > really. Anyway,
> > this setup has been really great for everyone! I
> > think that after I
> > get my little "studio" put together at home, I'm
> > still going to keep a
> > painting going in my classroom, too.
> >
> > If you're interested, you can see what I've been up
> > to:
> > http://carpethis.blogspot.com . It's a work in
> > progress (and I've
> > got a lot of work to do) but I put it online so my
> > grownup friends
> > could follow along, too.
> > Becky
> >
> > ---
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> >
>
>
> Jayna
>
>

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