"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have". Maya Angelou
Hello, I am Mrs. Childers, Homestead's art teacher. I became an educator 17 years ago because I discovered as a young person, an excitement when creating with my hands. As I grew it became very clear that I enjoyed working with young children and to this day it never feels like a "job" to teach art, but instead a true love for what I get to do every day!
A good art program allows students to increase positive attitudes towards self and others through creative experiences. At Homestead, students are introduced to art history and criticism, as well as a variety of experiences with different medium, skill building, problem solving, exploring different cultures, multidisciplinary program, integration between subjects, creativity and imagination. An ideal art instructor should be motivating, open-minded, accepting of all student's strengths and limitations. I believe that by studying art we can discover how people communicate, not only with words but also through images.
Each spring we end the year of art accomplishments with a celebration evening in May. Students, parents, family, and friends come in the evening to walk the "gallery" school hallways viewing all our students artwork before the evening ends and all the work is taken off the walls and taken home. This evening is also celebrated with a musical and drama presentation by our students, rounding out our "Fine Arts" night.
Links of Interest:
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Largest Kid's Art Museum in the World!
If given permission, all students will have their artworks on display in this virtual art museum. It gives students, parents and grandparents a record of their child's yearly artwork as well as what they have created over the 6 years they are at Homestead. Items with your child's artwork printed on it is available for purchase if desired.
Denver Art Museum: Go see it downtown!
National Gallery of Art: Online
Experiences Outside of Homestead:
Art Student's League of Denver
200 Grant St.
Denver, Co 80203
South Suburban Cultural Arts
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center
2349 E. Orchard Rd.
Greenwood Village, Co 801232
Joan of Art (Joan Hitchens) –
Former Art teacher at Arapahoe High School, offers structured classes according to the individual needs of the young artists with focus on drawing and painting. Classes are taught in her home in Fox Ridge neighborhood.
6158 East Long Place
Centennial, CO 80112