Tuesday

2020 Cultivating Creative Vision


Starting off the new year with an abundance of art! I love this photo my dear friend captured of me photographing the exterior of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Props to the BMA for committing to expanding their collection with work of only women artists in 2020! 
This year I challenge you to get it together and venture to out to see all the creative and curious art works that are available in your area! Museums have been declared good for your health! So get out there and improve yourself! 

Saturday

Museum Makers Program

   The National Gallery of Art offers an opportunity to high school students to use the museum collection for research, personal inquiry and inspiration. The program is called Museum Makers and it invites students from the DMV to apply for this rich experience. It is a six week commitment to dive deeply in the NGA collection and all that offers!
   The NGA has been inviting students to this program since 1992 and they happily boast 600 alumni. Many of these individuals still keep in touch and return to visit the current students when they are in town. 
 Today was the culminating event, the students presented their wanderings on an artwork in the form of a research question and then unpacked their findings for us.They also exhibited their own artwork that documented their journey during the program. It was impressive to witness the poise and intellect of these 15 students!   


One of my students based his inquiry around the work of Jean Dubuffet and his disregard for conventional art making techniques. He spoke so eloquently about his findings and the dark childlike images that Dubuffet wished his viewers would experience rather than analyze. There were other students that contemplated the artwork and minds of Hieronymus Bosch, Monet, Whistler and Lichtenstein. The day was a wonderful exploration through time in the NGA permanent collection. 
I commend these students for the sharing all that they learned during this six week journey! The National Gallery of Art is a world class institution and this is such an excellent opportunity! 

Thursday

Let me introduce you (ongoing series)


Let me introduce you to Mrs. Cho, she is new to the art department at Bonnie Brae Elementary school. Most recenlty she taught art and 4th grade in Korea, we are so lucky she has returned to our county. Currently Mrs. Cho is really embracing the challenge of teaching in a pod space. It is a welcoming environment that inspires curious minds! 
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Tuesday

Impasto


This past weekend we went to the Reach on the Kennedy Center Campus to view the Portraits of Courage painted by George W. Bush. I was very taken with the impasto style found in several of the paintings. The thick strokes are simultaneously inviting and tormented.

Let me introduce you... (ongoing series)

“You don't take pictures with your camera.
You take pictures with your mind and your heart.”
                                                             -Arnold Newman

  Let me introduce you to Mr. Navas, new photography teacher at Fairfax High School. Mr. Navas hales from James Madison University. He is inspired by the iconic portraits of Arnold Newman. Those Rebels are so lucky to have him developing the photography experience! 



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Monday

Let me introduce you...(ongoing series)


Let me introduce you to Ms. Dolmat, new art teacher at Hughes Middles School. Ms. Dolmat is a graduate of George Mason University. She is diving into the Pre-IB curriculum and the thought provoking inquiry that offers to her students. The students are so lucky to have you on board this year!  Fun fact: There is a chicken coop right outside her classroom door!
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