Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” During my past career as an art teacher at Intel Academy, introducing and demonstrating aesthetic techniques and materials have thrilled me as much as completing an art piece. Through workshops and demonstrations, I learned how to communicate and suggest better ways of developing their ideas and expressions. Some children had difficulties encountering art due to their behavioral problems; however, respecting their accomplishments and encouraging their process of following the curriculum became a part of the solution. My decision to apply to masters program in art education was pursued as I faced these
The importance of education is seen in the goals of society from the dominance of math and science to launch the space race, to the back-to-basics program in order to improve world education ranking and ensure America as a strong educational nation. As a teacher I hope to enrich the lives of students and educated them to the best of my ability. Furthermore, I hope to set an example for students that is based on respect, truth, honor and fairness. Students come from diverse backgrounds and struggle to reach individual goals. As a teacher, I am obligated to see those challenges and help students set and meet their goals. For students in my classroom, that of an art class, must also deal with expression and individual ideas that will allow students to interpret their surroundings.
It was my freshman year of high school when I took Drawing A; I quickly learned that I had a skill that I had previously ignored and began embracing it. Sophomore year, though, was when I truly started using my art. It was during this year that I received a 4 on my AP-Studio Art portfolio, and won four awards at Scholastic Art and Writing in photography. Art gave me a feeling of accomplishment that I didn’t usually get in the rest of my academics, so I always tried my
I’m sitting at my computer, ignoring pages of economics homework and mugs of cold tea now strewn about my desk, as I search for a direction to go with my life. Such was was my predicament several months ago. It’s undeniable that I’m an artist, hard and true, for a pencil found its way into my hand as a child, and no desire of mine nor of the universe ever tempted it to pry away. Throughout my earliest years and memories, I maneuvered with graphite, paint, and crayon every adventure that I ever dreamt of pursuing. Oh, I was a resilient child, as well, who refused to take part in any art class at school or as an extracurricular for an abundance of years, as I was invariably convinced that I could learn all I wished on my own accord! Consequently,
I graduated from Hilliard Darby High School this past spring. My love for art began very young with my father who always made sure to encourage my creativity. I remember making coil pots with him during the summer and then painting them. In the ninth grade I took painting which I immediately became attached too. For the past four years I have continued to expand my abilities and strengthen skills with the help of my teacher Mrs. Kulick-Brown. From there I have completed several commissioned pieces for teachers and their families. Painting has taught me a lot about color and composition. During high school I also was involved in ceramics where I competed in the annual ‘Feats of Clay” competition. I love the focus and serenity I experience
During my sophomore year, after all the lectures given and the pressure placed on my shoulders to form a decision as to what I want to do with myself when I graduate, I came to the conclusion that if I couldn’t make a living off of art, that I could inspire future generations in a different way. I’m a junior now, and I may not have it all figured out, but at least I have an idea as to what I desire to accomplish in my lifetime. I became an American when I entered this world 16 years ago, and since then my duty to my country, is the same in which I owe to future generations, to past generations, and to my own. My responsibility to America is to inspire.
To fulfill this dream of teaching children self-expression through art I must earn not only a college degree, but also my masters in art therapy. For my undergraduate I am planning on attending Union University in Jackson Tennessee to not only earn my degree in Art Therapy, but also to grow as a person so I can better humbly serve others. I am actively trying to achieve higher education in order to help others in
Justice is a complex subject that affects humans in different ways, depending on their surrounding circumstances. It is carried out through numerous tactics and actions that are enacted in many locations around the world. While justice is a fundamental part of the governments and officials that lead our world, its qualities are not used in all interactions between the government and the people. Over the years, the use of justice has been skewed to fit certain situations but exclude others, especially in America. Some of these situations relate to age, gender, race, personal beliefs, and more social issues that can draw positive or negative political attention to the government. But, the popular belief of
Embodied deeply in our blood and bone, fear lies as a powerful instinct that drives people to push past the point of common human decency, and blinds them from seeing the line between impartiality and inequitably. This primal inclination of fear bears a child of a great social crime known as injustice. Injustice is the maltreatment or abuse of possessing authority, in which corrupt jurisdiction is used to lawfully harm the public, either physically or mentally. This practice of unprincipled power has unfortunately occurred throughout human history, from the Nazis and the Holocaust they orchestrated, to the United States, downgrading different races and religions as “inferior” to the common practice. Not only does this cruel cycle repeat throughout
As a young child, I often transformed my grandma's dwelling into my own personal canvas. Fueled by morning cartoons, I would concoct detailed illustrations of the oddities in my imagination and intricate pictures of my family and surrounding. It was evident I had been blessed. I was never discouraged from my routine doodling either, just encouraged to channel that creativity on to anything but our walls. When I started public schooling some years later I was introduced to the scope of what art really was. Painting, drawing, photography-It was a world unknown to me then. The way we experimented with every medium early on was perfect for my inquisitive nature. For years I invested in what I now consider to be my craft, with the guidance of numerous
I am a student at the Illustrious Clark Atlanta University. In the fall, I will begin the second year of my matriculation at this institution. I am an Early Childhood Education major and Spanish minor. My educational aspirations begin by acquiring my bachelor degree. Furthermore, I will continue my education to obtain a master degree in business. I am also very assertive that I will accomplish my long-term educational goal of obtaining my doctoral degree in foreign policy. My vision is to begin my journey by being an educator to the underserved population. By teaching directly after college it will not only allow me to gain experience, but also gain knowledge, support, and mold me into a great 21st century educator. While I educate our youth, I will simultaneously be working to earn my master degree.
In my short seventeen years, public school has been the greatest, most valuable influence in my life. Since entering Pre-Kindergarten at age four, I’ve been introduced to a wide and diverse range of people, opinions, and opportunities. I attended an inner-city elementary school, where my classmates came from a variety of financial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Learning alongside children different from myself forced me to develop strong teamwork and collaboration skills early on, which became vital to my success in secondary school. I learned to accept others for who they were, and to open my mind to new ideas. Public school also deserves partial responsibility for my passion for the arts. I’ve taken a visual arts course every year since
“Artists starve.” At least that is what my father says. “Do not become a professional artist,” he warns me, “because you risk financial ruin.” Art, however, is my passion. It is a universal language; the one language through which I can best express my joys, sorrows, and frustrations, one that allows anyone to look at my work and understand me. Art, like writing, is personal. Each color and line expresses my thoughts in the purest way possible because, for me, art reflects reality. My dream is to become a political cartoonist - to earn a living by making art with a message.
Throughout my design education I have been trying to broaden my skills and improve my artistic skills to have a good foundation for my graphic skills.
Education is the conduit for social justice. It is imperative to recognize that we live in a system that allows tolerates for discrimination against our fellow humans based on race, class, gender as well as other privileges. Through learning how to read and write, students are given access to being able to fully participate in society. By developing critical thinking and reasoning, students gain the abilities and skills needed to fight against ongoing problems in society. Now more than ever is the need for discussion and ongoing action in order to dismantle these systematic injustices. I plan to lend my own abilities to right the wrongs that occur in our society by being an elementary school teacher. This profession will allow me to enable students to become active participants in their own communities as well as society as a whole.