Welcome To Immanuel Art!"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."~Aristotle
My Educational Philosophy
The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.” – Elliot Eisner
As an educator, I have the opportunity to inspire and nurture young minds. The Art room is a place that provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore the world’s different cultures as well as the communities around them. The Visual Arts introduces students to the practices of artists and their thoughts, and I hope that my classroom will foster a greater appreciation of creativity. Artists are always searching for new and innovative ways to think, plan, and build, which is the spark of curiosity. Curiosity is something of great value. It is that strong desire to learn that led me to become an educator, and this love of learning is something that I will instill in my students.
This being said, I feel that the value of the Visual Arts is often times overlooked in schools. There is a disconnect and a belief that Art is separate from all other subjects, but I believe that Art is present in all subjects. Students can incorporate ideas and concepts that they learn in an Art room and apply them to any other subject. The Visual Arts promote the development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, reasoning, analysis, interpretation, self-direction, planning, adaptability, communication, collaboration, and cooperation. All of these valuable skills can be applied in any realistic or classroom setting, which I will always emphasize in my classroom.
Our art program at Immanuel Lutheran is a true point of pride.
Advocacy for the Visual Arts
About Me: Miss Cardaris
The Arts have been a part of my life since the age of five. I grew up having a great love of performing and entertaining, which is when I fell into the Performing Arts. As much as I loved the theatre and performing, I knew that I was interested in the more technical aspects of stage and film. I followed my curiosity of cinematography, which led me to the Fine Arts and photography. Ten years later, I not only am a photographer, but an educator. I have always had a great love of learning and teaching, and I knew that my career would have to combine all of the things I loved into one. I received my BA in Art K-12 Education where I specialized in Photography at Oakland University in April of 2017. I look forward to sharing my passion of the Visual Arts with my students.
Art Schedule 2017-2018
Wednesday: Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grade Art
Thursday: Fourth Grade, Advanced 6th Grade, and First Grade Art
Friday: Third Grade, Advanced 7&8th Grade, and Second Grade Art
Sketchbook Assignments and Newsletters