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University of South Carolina at Lancaster

My Personal Philosophy on Teaching Art


Even though I am experienced in using diverse art media and studio processes, I am eager to learn and practice more.  It is important for me to read and research so that I can be knowledgeable about multiple cultural art forms, past and present.   I am definitely dedicated to making the visual arts accessible and meaningful to all students of all ages.

I feel that I am proficient in engaging students with a variety of learning styles and being sensitive to the needs and interests of individual students.  By means of professional development, I have become adept at using a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning.  However, I am open to new ideas.

I am actively involved in NAEA and state art educational organizations where I am a presenter on a regular basis.  Being an advocate for art education helps me articulate the importance of student learning in the visual arts to a variety of audiences.

Finally, as a reflective practitioner who keeps up with current literature and best practices, I will continue to create art because I am an artist as well as a teacher.


Useful Links for Students:


ARTE 101 Syllabus

Schedule for ARTS 220

Introduction To Ceramics

Sketch book responsibilities


Arte 260 Syllabus Cover Sheet


Arte 260 Syllabus Schedule


Watercolor Painting Assessment


Arts 512 Watercolor Painting Class


Arte 530 Art of Children


Rubric for Arte 530


Arts 513 Advanced Watercolor


Advanced Watercolor Painting Assessment


Arte 540 Syllabus

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