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Mrs. Fisher

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Welcome to Mrs. Fisher's Elementary Art Classroom



Click on picture to go to artsonia.com and see students artwork 

Class Schedule
6th grade Art 12:00  pm to 12:43 pm
5th/4th grades 1:20 pm to 2:00 pm
3rd/2nd grades 2:05 pm to 2:45 pm
1st/kindergarten grades 2:50 pm to 3:25 pm
The classes alternate on a four-day schedule.
The sixth graders have art everyday for a semester.
The other students have art every 4th day alternating with music and PE.


Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
By Elliot Eisner


1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution? And that questions can have more than one answer.
3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.?One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem-solving? Purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor number exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts is traffic in subtleties.
7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.?When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
9. The arts enable us to have the experience we can have from no other source ?and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young ?what adults believe is important.

??SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.





The students are working on paper quilts to share their story about being a student at Bedford Elementary after studying the artist Faith Ringgold.  Faith Ringgold is an African American artist who shared her story through children's books and quilts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPxHvGB1Xo









Click Crayon For Link To crayola.com
(crayola.com has products, coloring pages, arts and crafts ideas, parents section and an educators section)

Class Photos
Students are planting seeds and illustrating their growth.
Students are working on their art sketches.
Students are creating cartoons about the upcoming holiday.