Art has little do with talent. It has everything to do with with developing a sense of design and learning real artistic skills and techniques. Its about the active development of awakening artistic abilities. Yes, being genetically gifted is a plus. But almost anyone can learn to be very proficient in art. In my classes, I attempt to instill a sense of design and composition. I teach how to develop and sharpen abilities in painting, drawing. I want students to reach for a high level of artistic perception. Expertise in all mediums can be learned. Progress is based on a student’s ability to focus and their passion for learning. If you have a chance, go to my posts and read what students are saying about my class. My art course is an experience worth having!
Mr Goldman-26 years Art Teacher
The visual arts invite students to explore realms of thought that move away from the mundane and ordinary to the festive, the ritualistic, the spiritual, the fantastic, the world of perception and observation, the incongruous, the playful, the elusive, the transcendent, the clouded and mysterious, the devious, the captivating, the anxious, the sublime, the obsessive, the eminent, the revelatory, and the evocative. They involve goal seeking, persistence, overcoming obstacles, and a search. If we are to remain a nation of prime movers, of originators or creators, we must give students an opportunity to exercise these qualities at every stage of their education.
Walter Askin Professor Emeritus
This piece titled “King Fisher” above won Gold in this years Scholastic Contest. This amazing work was created by Carolina Kronbauer using Prisma-Colors.
Amy is in tenth grade. Her father is a very talented and well known painter from China. The Piece below was created using Acrylics.
Amy’s work is exceptional both in technique and in concept. I hope it inspires other student’s to continue to practice and learn.