What is your teaching experience so far?
I am still very new to the art education program because I am only a sophomore. I try to take any opportunity that I can to help gain skills and learn from experiences. So far in my teaching experience, I have done many internships and teachings that has brought me to where I am today. My first semester at Stout (Fall 2016) I accepted an internship where I painted three 4’X5’ murals that are now hanging in the Oaklawn Elementary School Library. The focus of the murals was to paint the evolution of reading, and how it is changing in the world. In the Spring of 2017, I took on two more internships where I had to ability to teach art projects to adults with disabilities. I have also taught at the local CAC (Children’s Art Club).
What are you looking forward to about the class you will be teaching?
I am looking forward to teaching to a wide variety of age groups which can lead to many different styles of painting. Style is not only created and shown because of age, but also how everyone uses the medium, how people may see it differently and show different techniques. I am also looking forward to learning more as an educator because I believe that their is always something new to learn.
I am looking forward to learning more about mosaics in general and the process to go through to create a mosaic mural. Having no experience with ceramic tiles, I am excited to see what it all has to offer and find different ways to use them.
What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience?
I am hoping to gain a good sense of time management throughout teaching a lesson to ensure that the lesson will not go over the time limit and also so I use up the whole class time. I would also like to focus on classroom management. Dealing with different ages of children can be difficult to get the attention of everyone.
I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the process of using ceramic tiles to create a mosaic mural because although I have had lots of experiences while teaching, I believe that there is always something more to learn.