Thank you for your replies on art education as a possible future art
teacher. And as life coudn't get more complicated, it has.
Three of my children attend a catholic school grades k-8 and they have no
art anymore. Other parents have approached me and asked me to talk to the
principal about this. They know that I have some art background and like
to do art w/ kids. I agreed to do so, but I wanted to find out more about
teaching and that is how I found DBAE on the web. Some of the parents
are very determined to bring art back that they have already approached
the principal and more or less volunteered me before I had a chance to
prepare my sales pitch! It seems that the principal does not have the
highest standards for art teachers...too bad. But that she may just give
me a green light to go for it....there are 350 children in the school, I
am a little concerned how it would be possible to prepare for all of them.
Just what what is really feasible as one person?
Is it realistic to imagine designing a curriclum for that many kids?
Although I have had many art classes, I have not had education classes,
I would like to persue my MFA or master in ed at the same time, so perhaps
I could just do it part time. There also is a high level of parent
involvement so I would have lots of volunteers to call on.
Thank you in advance for your replies,
columbia station, oh