Art has always been a part of our daily life at TLS, but we are now proud to announce the arrival of our new Studio Art teacher, or “Atelierista” Morgan Kordsmeier. Morgan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tulsa, and soon after decided to enter the Early Childhood Education field. She is currently earning her teaching certification for PreK-12 Art from ECU and is integrating what she is learning in her program with her years of experience in early childhood education. Morgan engages a small group of children in the art studio in open ended art and light explorations, taking her cues from the kids as where to go next. She may have a pre-set "provocation” prepared for the class, or she may allow the kids to freely select the materials that they are drawn to. Morgan is in the process of stocking the studio with traditional fine arts materials such as clay and charcoal, as well as repurposed treasures such as scraps of yarns and bottle caps.
Art is also a community effort. This is a list of donation ideas to help your child be involved with contributing to the studio spaces at their school! It is extremely meaningful for children when they are using materials that have been provided by them or their peers. These items can be used in countless ways by children to create works of art, so use this list with your child to find items to bring to school!
anything else that would make a good drawing surface
non styrofoam packing materials
cardboard tubes (paper towel, wrapping paper, we can’t take toilet paper rolls)
old tights (these are awesome because they are fun and stretchy)
lids (container lids, marker caps, etc)
old cds, records, tapes, floppy discs
old picture frames
scrap plexi glass