One of the things that I believe is very important in education is integration. I would like to think that art can be incorporated into any subject to help enhance it! This year at The Graham School I have had the opportunity to teach foundations (freshman) in our experiential program. With the help of another art teacher, Jodi Kushins, we were able to get the students involved in some public art: The Mural Project. You can see our progress on our student-created blog site!
These pictures show the students working together to create a practice mural. This practice was integral to their education about learning how to work together as a group and also to practice painting. We did many studies like this before we were ready to work on the real thing.