“Every Child is an ARTIST”...by Pablo Picasso
I have known ever since I was in elementary school that I wanted to be an artist. Teaching Art to children is what I love doing.
At Goodwin Elementary School, we realize that through the arts, a child can learn to problem solve and use higher level of thinking skills which will help him or her succeed in the academics as well as the arts.
I try to convey to my students that talent can be developed and that everyone can learn how to draw!
We like to participate in Art contests, fairs, and festivals in the community where our students will gain pride in their contribution and become a part of what's happening in the community.
Some of our favorite projects in the community are: The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) in Charleston, and (under the Department of Natural Resoures of SC ) the "Reel Kids for Conservation" and the
Jr. Federal Duck Stamp Contest.
This year we were involved with the Gibbes Art Museum of Charleston which brought an artist into our classroom for a sculpture project where students had hands-on from the planning stage to the completion of the piece. Our sculpture was on display during the Charleston Marathon. It was an event which helped to fund the Arts in Charleston County Schools.
We are finsishing up the school year by entering 30 pieces of student artwork in the North Charleston Festival of the Arts. We hope to make students and their families aware of this celebration of the Arts the first weekend in May which encompasses all of the Fine Arts and provides fun for the whole family.