Posts tagged teaching
MoMA my love!
When planning to travel to New York city my #1 on the list was MoMA. I have been longing to see the abstract expressionists from the New York School, for years! I got to see such iconic and wonderful pieces.



I appreciate modern art immensely, these artists were challenging the very idea of what could be considered art. They challenged society to think outside of the box, and they challenged themselves to do something no other before them had ever done. 

 Franz Kline

Jackson Pollock
  And my favourite Robert Rauschenberg

This last piece by Robert Rauschenberg, called Bed, is the epitome of the modern art in The New York School.  He didn't have money for canvas and proper paints, so he used house paint, and used a quilt he didn't need anymore. The story goes that no matter how hard he tried to transform the piece into something else, unrecognisable, it continued to look like a bed. In turn, he titled it Bed, and declared it finished. Why can't a bed be considered art? 

Can you appreciate modern art?


Proud Teacher
I am so proud of my gr 12 students. As I mentioned earlier, they had an exhibition last week and their hard work was celebrated by family and friends. And by ME!  I had only 5 Visual Arts Diploma students and they shared over 60 works all together.

Check out their fantastic pieces.

This is my first year teaching the IB Diploma Program (grs 11+12) art. It is a very vigorous program, with lots of criteria and hours the students have to put in.  It's a big accomplishment to have created so many and such fine work. Many of these artists had not had many visual arts skills before taking the course.

I don't normally share things about school much here on the blog but I am super proud and it feels good to share it with you.

I hope you have a lovely sunday!



Oh Don't forget, there is a DIY Werkstatt today in Heidelberg. Here's a link to the event
Etsy Teacher Style File.
Oh man I have been finding some lovely teacher style items on etsy these days.  Check these charmers out!

Olive Green Oxfords are you kidding me? They are even in my size.  I might have to ask dominik if we can increase my teacher style budget...) 

Pretty Mustard Cardigan

I'm all about white blouses when it comes to teacher outfits. 

All teachers need some beastly large bags to lug to school and back...

 Or this satchel.  It could work well for my bike...

Yokoo just makes me excited for the fall.  Thank you Yokoo

Thanks for reading lovelies.

And who of you lovely readers are teachers?