Teaching is the best way to learn and share your passion for a subject.
With this thought in mind, Mr. Harrington and Ms. G. invited faculty and staff from Webster Public Schools to participate in an after school Art class experience. The Leaders of the classes? Some of our most advanced art students in various media: Victoria Mann, Felicity Robillard, Mariya Lempicki, Vinessa Tankis, Sam Coombs, Duncan McIntyre, and Chris Hollows. These students have reached Honors and AP level courses within the Bartlett Art department and spend hours in the studio every day.
It is important that we engage in activities that allow students to showcase their strengths to us.
For the students, it is a fun experience being able to share their interests outside of the classroom with their teachers. We often only see students in a singular environment for a short period of time. These brief interactions never tell the full story. The Art Department is committed to offering more opportunities throughout the school year for both faculty and families to witness the depth of knowledge and skill that our students have been able to develop in the Visual Arts.
A valuable teaching moment is one in which we show students our love of learning, and our ability to work through failure.
Teachers are asked to constantly model proper behavior and content mastery, but more importantly, we are responsible for teaching students how to learn. The process of learning is filled with trial and error. This means that a typical school day is filled with continuous failures that students must work through. How frustrating learning can be! A huge shout out to our WPS staff that joined us on Thursday. You arrived with a variety of skill levels, and used your growth mindset to work through the challenges! Stay tuned to see the finished projects in pottery as they are fired in the Kiln!