Last year, I taught high school drawing and painting for the first time in my 21 year long career. This year (number 22), I’m tackling new media, by taking my first group of students to the computer lab yesterday to get them started on our year long blog assignment! It was so exciting. I have nearly 60 students in my Creative Arts classes and they are all required to keep a blog. We’re still in the process of building them, but so far so good! I was very proud of how they handled this and how serious about it some of them are already becoming. They may be “digital natives” being taught by a “digital immigrant” but we’re speaking the same language…and I like it!
- Hi, I’m Karen Kiick! I am an artist and a teacher. I view both roles as important, but the teacher in me never rests. The satisfaction of guiding people to realize their creative gifts fuels everything I do. On this site, you'll find a bunch of art lesson plans, ideas, and student work. Thanks for visiting!