Welcome to Visual Art at the Flower Campus
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Visual Arts 2020-2021
Welcome to the Visual Arts Educational Program at the Academy of Math and Science Flower Campus.
My name is Barbara Perez and I am thrilled to begin this school year as the Visual Art Literacy Educator at AMS Flower. We are facing unusual challenges this year, but together we can remain healthy and strong! Health safety is a primary concern for the art studio and we are following all procedures as directed.
This is my fourth year at AMS. I have a MA in Visual Art from Concordia and my BA from Loyola University of Chicago. I am a proud mom of a wonderful daughter and grandmother to 2 dogs and a cat.
I am an artist in my own right, and believe visual art supports all educational learning styles and subject areas. My passion is creating opportunities for my students to explore the arts with an eye to career success and self-satisfaction in expressing themselves creatively. To this end my students have exhibited in museums and on university campuses locally, nationally and internationally. They are published in textbooks, online and represent the United States in eleven countries.
While my teaching experience includes kindergarten, my passion is the visual arts.
For over 29 years I have developed programming and curriculum for K-12 students in the visual arts in Illinois and in Arizona. Working closely with museums, community businesses and art professionals I have created authentic experiential interactions for my students fostering lifelong learning through the visual arts.
Providing a discipline based educational approach, as a framework for critical problem solving, is a key component for students to excel in the 21C. We live in a digital visual world. AMS students will learn the elements and principals of arts, how to create art in traditional and modern methods and how to explore their creative inner spirit.
Working together with AMS Core teachers in an integrated approach, students will learn to apply art concepts to core studies. We will be working with national exhibit opportunities and look for local community members to foster a strong visual art program. We will develop an online visual gallery with Artsonia.com to share what the students study and create.
If you are interested in volunteering in the visual art program, please let me know.
I look forward to working with your child in art class and exploring the visual arts educational curriculum with them.