Every year brings new connections to people through art. Ending 2013, I had the pleasure of teaching an adult artist with autism -- Carrie. I provided Carrie with acrylic paint supplies, canvas, and painter's tape to create lines and shapes. I offered visual cues and simple directions on how to mix colors on her palette, Read More
have a conversation about art with Joyce Raimondo
November 16, 2013
This month, I am working with teachers from North Bellmore exploring how looking at and discussing art supports the objectives of the Common Core Standards. To begin, we discussed, "What is creativity?" It is not just about art, it is relevant in all areas of learning and being. "Who do you admire for his/ Read More
November 7, 2013
Today, I visited Mrs. Altomare's art class in Southampton High School. The halls and the art room were lined with amazing murals, drawings, sculptures, all giving an impression of a serious art studio environment. We discussed how Pollock and others artists express feelings in art, and students shared their personal interpretations.