Visual Art Curriculum
The visual art curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards for other school subjects. The wording has gotten more conceptual (Making, Looking, Thinking, Connecting) and includes more emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving, critique elements that include all aspects of literacy and more alignment with grade level social studies units. There are less specific artists and art movements that teachers are recommended to include. It is my goal to ignite children’s creative and critical thinking skills and artistic techniques while instilling self confidence, enjoyment and inquisitiveness in art to last a lifetime. I expose students to a wide variety of cultures from around the world using as many mediums as possible in a child-centered, stimulating and nurturing environment.
Learn more about the BVSD Arts Curriculum.
Art work from seventeen 5th grade Columbine student’s art work selected for the Downtown Boulder 2015 Banner Project. The project theme, in its third year, is “Local Foods and Local Farmers”. The next time you are on the Pearl Street Mall check out all the great lamp pole banners! The banners will be on display through mid April 2015. For more information on the project, map banner locations, and artists selected, please visit the Downtown… Read More
Photo Gallery from our Art Show:
Marilyn feels very fortunate to have combined two passions, art and educating children, in her career. She grew up in Denver, Colorado then completed a degree from Boston University in communications followed by a fine arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts. She worked as an art director and graphic designer in Boulder and Denver for over ten years before owning her own art education business. Marilyn recently completed her master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Colorado. She has worked for BVSD and Family Resource Schools for over 5 years in 8 different schools.
“Art has enriched my life in so many areas; my mission is to pass this experience on to children. As a teacher, my goal is to ignite my students’ interest, curiosity, and enjoyment of art while building their skills, knowledge and confidence. I believe it is a necessity for all children to have the opportunity to develop their creative and critical thinking skills and be able to communicate and express themselves through the modality of art. I also think one of the most powerful benefits of art education is the development and sharing of cross-cultural heritage. The value of social learning cannot be understated and I nurture this development in children. In my classroom, I know my first job is to create a family of learners where everyone feels safe and valued. Then it’s off to have fun making art.”
Marilyn loves to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings in Colorado by spending as much time as possible outdoors with her dog Freddie, husband Galen and two teenagers, Max and Izzy.