School Art Show

So today is sort of bitter sweet. I didn’t really think about it till now but its going to be sad tonight. It is going to be my last art show here at the school. I have been working here for 3 years and have worked really hard to make the art program into what it is today. When I first came into the art room the closet was filled with googly eyes and puffy paint and now I have students that are excited to see art at real museums because they see pieces they have learned about and know the artist and the movement. There are always bumps along the way but the art show is always a really rewarding night. To see all the work up together and see the kids so excited about the work they did, is really exciting. You get so attached to students when you see them almost everyday for 3 years. It is going to be hard to leave them at the end of the year. I feel really proud of the work I did here. I love teaching art. I may be a blogger but first and foremost my 40+ hours a week I am an art teacher and I am really going to miss that next year.
Here are just a few snapshots of the show…

  1. Wow, those look like some very talented students. I am sure they are going to miss you also. The students know that you love your job and them it can’t help but show when you love what you do.

  2. Wow. You should be really proud of yourself and the students. I love the Warhol-esque coke bottles and what appear to be self portraits. Very cool.

  3. Jen the work looks awesome! great to see so much variety, I think that variety of medium is an indicator of how well the art program is run, you are clearly a fantastic teacher! I’m sure the kids will miss you too.

  4. Very cool! I showed this to my husband who is studying to be an art teacher and he was super inspired. :o)

  5. It looks like you did an amazing job Jen! Your kids have some serious talent and I’m sure they appreciate all the work you put into getting them there. If it makes you feel any better, you always remember a teacher. Just think, in 30 years these kids will be telling their kids about the amazing art teacher they had and maybe even passing along some of your artistic tips. Fun to think about.

  6. Beautiful Jen!!!! It’s so awesome when you can show off to the rest of the school and community the amazing things the students have been working on! But wait, did I miss something? Why are you not teaching next year?

  7. Aw, this makes me miss High School and all of my art classes so much. At least you know you’ve left your mark and done something wonderful for the program! Hopefully you’ve set the bar high for whoever follows in your footsteps.


  8. Good for you that you made a difference where and when you could!

  9. Jen S •

    My high school art teacher took the time to patiently teach my little awkward, insecure, 10th grade self how to draw, and it changed my life. Though I’m not making a career out of art or drawing in my spare time, that art class, and the many I took with her after that, opened up a part of me that I didn’t know existed. The best moments in high school were the ones I spent in art class, and then seeing my drawings and photographs on display at the art show. I would be a completely different person if it weren’t for my high school art teacher. You have changed kids lives in the past 3 years. Congratulations on having a new life to change!

  10. Art teachers were some of my favorite teachers in highschool. They were so kind, creative in all sorts of ways, and were just wonderful people to chat with. Art was laidback enough that we could have full conversations about indie music, books, favorite restaurants in the area, and make art. I learned a lot of different skills there and it looks like your students are equally successful.

  11. Aw, what a great way to say goodbye. I am sure they will miss you just as much as you miss them! In junior high and high school, my art teachers were always the most laid-back, cool, and fun teachers (including english, which I selfishly put in the “arts” category, hah).

  12. Looks like so much fun! I know, I’m a total wuss, I’ve cried when my school kids leave. I just get attached to the ones I see all the time! It’s the worst!

  13. Angela •

    Looks like you had some talented students! I’m sure they’re going to miss you too. 🙂

  14. That must be so hard 🙂 I bet they will miss you heaps too.

  15. Those are pretty good! #4 & #5 are my favs. I only had art lessons in 7th & 8th grade. And we only stuck to drawing. After that, there wasn’t any room for creativity whatsoever. Except for when we used MS paint to make drawings in computer class when the teacher wasn’t looking. I’m a bit jealous of your students, can you tell?

  16. Wow, the show looks incredible. All the students are is so beautiful. You are probably an amazing teacher. What a cool job to have and I’m sure your students are going to miss you as much as you’ll miss them.

    Lulu Letty

  17. Amazing! Some real talent, obviously helped by a talented teacher!

  18. The show looked great. I was so proud to see you standing there while students and parents flocked around you talking about how great the year was. You did a stellar job turning a practically non-existing art program into a flourishing one. The kids were lucky to have you.

  19. congrats, jen! what an awesome accomplishment. the art program at my elementary and high schools was a total joke, and it’s something that i’ve always been resentful about. you should feel very proud and fulfilled, and i’m sure the students are going to miss you immensely!!!

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