Welcome to Art with Mrs. Slattery   
                                                                                   "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."
                                                                    Edgar Degas



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Teaching Philosophy for Art Education, Luther Burbank Middle School

Patricia Slattery

Visual Art invites us to see actively: to observe, think, and explore. In its vision statement, the Luther Burbank Middle School wants for its students “a lifelong curiosity, love of learning, and willingness to take appropriate risks.” The Luther Burbank Middle School Art program is aligned with these goals, and the result will be young people who observe and analyze, respond and reflect, and contribute to the changing world around them in creative and meaningful ways.

 As outlined in Massachusetts State Learning Standards for the Visual Arts and the Common Core curriculum, students will learn about art history by analyzing the characteristics and styles of various art movements. They will come to see art as a form of communication, as an opportunity for personal expression, and as a reflection of culture and of history. Speaking, listening, written expression, and the use of technology to develop 21st century skills are integrated into our units of study.

 Students will maintain a sketchbook that travels with them through each middle school grade, and that chronicles each student's ideas and experiments with various techniques and art media, including drawing with charcoal and pastels, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. They will  compose critical responses as they share their thoughts on artwork, write reflections based on the elements and principles of art and design and other visual arts vocabulary.  Rubrics will emphasize process-based learning, creating a positive experience in the visual art classroom for all students.

The Luther Burbank art student will develop new ways of seeing the world. They will see and understand more about our world through its art. Students will develop a keen eye that enables them to see and appreciate the fascinating world around them. They will explore and find new ways to express themselves, communicating with the world through their own unique visual interpretations.



 At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


                MUST SEE Exhibits include:
    • Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada

      August 11, 2017 – December 10, 2017
      Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

    • David Ortiz: King of the Diamond

      June 17, 2017 – September 18, 2017
      Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria (Gallery 163)

    • An Enchanted Land
      A Century of Indian Paintings at the MFA

    • ... and MUCH MORE! Check it out!

At the Worcester Art Museum


  Museum of Russian Iconshttp://www.museumofrussianicons.org/



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