Raised on a homestead near Powell, WY
Part-time art instructor at SFCC and North Idaho College 1976-2006
Career as professional artist-doing mostly public art works since 1979
Teaching art part-time at Freeman since 2010 and love it!
Hello to all parents and interested parties. I'm pretty sure none of us ever imagined the present scenario regarding this shutdown of our schools and the rest of our restricted social world as a result of the fallout from the corona virus scare. As with all of us here at Freeman, what at first seemed like just a few days early start on Spring Break, I quickly have been saddened by such an abrupt end to the daily continuity of being in the Art room with your child.
In my interest to continue to be a part of your child's education in creativity, I am beginning to explore ways through which I can bring lessons to my Art students through this website. So please look here in the very near future for some printed pages, perhaps links to YouTube videos, web pages and anything else that seems to me to be creatively important to your child as we weather this interruption.
As a cohesive approach to grading District-wide, I presently understand that whatever grade your child had at the time of school being closed for the duration, will be their grade at the end of this period of seclusion (providing we come back to class before the end of the calendared school year). Our District administrators are working on establishing a grading policy beyond that and I will forward that information here as I find out more.
As I face the frustration of being unable to have "hands-on" in demonstrating techniques and partcipating in your child's explorations with art mediums, I recognize you must feel equally frustrated having the school year cut so short. I look forward to communicating with you when I know more and especially if you have questions, concerns or comments regarding anything relative to your child's education in ART during this cloistered time away from the classroom. I think the most direct and quickest method of communication between us will be through my school email: firstname.lastname@example.org