The little tree frog was done by 1st grade. I am in the process of putting work by lower grades on the site, so please be patient!
Science + Art in Action!
We all wanted to say thank you to anyone who has supported my program. Giving kids the opportunity to have success is what my job is all about.
Yes, I want them to read, I want them to understand math, but before all of that--I want my students to understand that being creative, being able to creatively problem solve, and I want my kids to understand they have the potential for all kinds of mad-skills ,locked deep inside, to come out and help them rock their life!
Students are continually in need and always send a thank you card! Gratitude in Action has power!
A drawing of Nichelle Nichols, one of the first black actresses on TV in a major role.
Learn What My Students are Doing ! Taking time, having the right supplies, and needed days in the studio help my students make some wonderful art.
This project, inspired by artist
Alicia Watkins, ties Art+ Science soundly
Delivering student dolls to the Shelter
The director is super
excited! It was a rewarding
experience for sure!
See my student's amazing work!
The slide show shows learned skills, exploration, creativity and those who have supported my program! Also you can see kids who are learning new connections between art, science, math and the real world! In addition you can see one awesome student who helped me strip all the paint, crap and junk off one of our tables. My goal is not only to provide a superior creative experience, bit to do it in a space that is beautiful and clean...a challenge to do on my own. If you want to donate to our growing program, please call me today 810-300-3456.
ELA + ART in action too!
All the kids had to do a sample of sewing, each had to learn three new stitches, a running stitch, a fell stitch, and the blanket stitch.
Then I took each section and sewed them together to make a whole new piece of art. Students helps cut out the letters, sew the letters to a piece, sew on buttons.
They thought is was pretty cool. I know it was empowering!
left, athlete Jesse Owens
Students looks at images of microbes, then created a pattern, and made their own urban stitching piece. Putting Art+ Science + Math together. What connections between science and art can you list?
All of these dolls and more will
be donated to children
who are guests at the
Shelter of Flint. My students
need to understand that
not matter what is going
on in life, someone, somewhere
will be having a worse time.
Serving when we are rich
is nice, serving a community
when we have nothing
says great things
about us...not unlike
the lesson of the
After taking the dolls to the
shelter I got an email from
Liz, director or the Shelter,
she told me how a little boy
shelter I met earlier finally
chose a pink and white sea
star...(he has changed his mind
about 8 times while I was
there!) Later in the day his
family went to the beach and
a girl came up to him and said
"I made that!"
My student's know that they
can impact their own community.
Liz was so excited and just
closed her letter with "LOVE
IT!" referring to the connection
boy/shelter guest-and finally