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My earliest memories is my mom taking me to the Hunter Museum when I was tiny. Seeing Paul Jenkins' "Phenomena Royal Violet Visitation" (cover photo) which had recently joined the museum's permanent collection, was a watershed moment in my life. I longed to return and see my "butterfly rainbow" painting and spent hours trying to recreate it on my great-grandmother's kitchen table with scraps of paper and food coloring. Art has been a constant friend, confidante, therapist, and vehicle for celebration and mourning. Research shows creative projects help grow confidence, intelligence, mental health, better academic success, and positive relationships. My greatest hope is that my classroom is a safe, relaxed sanctuary in which my students will work hard, be on fire for learning, and will be gobsmacked at their successes. It's absolutely NOT "talent;" success in art is perseverance, humility, patience, practice, and getting out of your comfort zone.
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Welcome to the Visual Art Course at NEMS!

You are going to love learning and working in our art studio classroom. If you think you are "untalented," "messy," or otherwise "not an artist," please let me help you prove yourself wrong. This class is for you

All you need to bring is the following:

  • a pencil and eraser
  • the intention to work hard and challenge yourself



Art Room Expectations:

E Follow all school EXPECTATIONS

A ALWAYS bring a number 2 pencil and eraser

G Be open to try new things and GROW

L LISTEN to instruction and to others

E Come with a good attitude and work ethic to EXCEL


Classroom Books