The fourth graders are learning about complementary colors, painting with tempera paint, and painting lines that express movement. They painted while listening to strings music. Each song was unique, therefore the paintings varied according to what each student heard. Their paintings look like the music sounded. Now that they have two paintings that contrast in color, they are cutting them into strips and weaving them together to create a one-of-a-kind composition.
I am the art teacher at Big Shanty Intermediate School. I have been teaching art for 13 years, and have taught all grade levels, K-12. I have two daughters, both attend school at Palmer. I love to paint, and I specialize in portraiture, abstract art, cityscapes, and flower paintings. I am so excited about this 2016-2017 school year!