Friday, April 8, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Student Artwork at Colburn Gallery, UVM, Burlington

Colburn Exhibit: Schooled: Work from the Public School Classrooms of UVM Art Education Student Teachers
Dates of Exhibit: April 11-15

Opening/Reception Date: Monday April 11 4-6pm Colburn Gallery Williams Hall

Participating student teachers: Samantha Baigelman, Kristin Bell, Catherine Chadwick, Allison Geisinger, Kelly Nyhagen, Elisa VanBuskirk, Elizabeth Wendler

Teaching art to children from Kindergarten through 12th grade is complex and demanding. A teacher of art in the schools must have many abilities that are attained through study and experience. The seven student teachers represented have studied studio art, art history, educational psychology, current art education theory and practice, and have spent many hours in school classrooms observing and teaching.

The artwork in this exhibit was done by Kindergarten through 12th grade students who come from Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, and Shelburne public schools. In these lessons, the student teachers encourage personal expression, problem solving, critical thinking, and artistic growth.