Teaching Visual Arts Grades K–6
We've often heard it said that the best way to learn something new is to teach it. In this class, we will try this principle out. For the first portion of class, we will learn new alternative painting techniques, which include blow-painting, shaving cream marbling, and ink-blot painting. Tara will discuss how these techniques can be used to teach concepts from the state core and how they can be adapted for different age groups. During the second portion of the workshop, elementary-aged students will join the class; participants will engage with the students and walk them through the processes. Come join us for this lively, educational, and entertaining class.
Tara Carpenter has taught students at all levels, from pre-k to continuing education. She is a mixed-media artist who has had her work exhibited locally and nationally. She currently teaches in the Art Education area at Brigham Young University. Tara has developed new programming at BYU called "Jumpst(ART)," introducing BYU students to new art techniques and having them teach those techniques to elementary students in an after-school art class.
Jayme Gandara is a graduate of Brigham Young University and has taught fourth and fifth grades in the Provo School District. She has a strong belief in integrating the arts into her daily classroom settings. She uses process dramas to teach history, incorporates music into math lessons and teaches visual art techniques using printmaking, scientific drawings, sketching, cartooning, watercolors and oil pastels. Her students study the works of Van Gogh, Joan Miro and others. She is also a recipient of her school's Golden Apple Award.