There's a new teacher here at the Art of South B. Stacey Belter (above, right) started teaching at South B at the beginning of this semester and already has her classes up and running. Belter opened the semester by introducing several of the Nine, including architecture, the portrait and landscape. Since then she has introduced several choice-based concepts to work towards a studio model.
I interviewed Belter about how she liked working at South B and also asked her to give some insight into her teaching methods. Belter said,"I just put it on blast, I tell them, tap those breaks, stay in your lane, cause it's too much, too much." I actually didn't understand anything she said but did request she provide a dictionary of phrases for future interviews.
Next, I asked her students what they thought about there new art teacher. One student said, "She's a fabulous dresser." Another student added that she was a, "Very fashionable." A third student mentioned something about her great hair." Fashion aside, I pressed for their thoughts of Belter as a teacher. "Umh, umh. umh.... She wears cool pants!"
Above: Providing opportunities for students to work with different materials, a center was set up so students could create ugly dolls.
allowing for student directed teaching lead to this student combining stencils and printing to create these works of art. This student later show other students how to use this technique.
Students where challenged to create a work of art with a focus on text. Lots of good stuff coming out of the art room.
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) is a student-directed art education pedagogy that directs students to think and work as artists.
Making Artists picks up where The Open Art Room left off, covering issues and situations choice teachers encounter as they design their program.
The Open Art Room provides a student-centered approach to art instruction that is inspirational, practical, and classroom-tested.
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