Publications

Art is 4 Everyone: Art Education Lessons: Including S.T.E.A.M Lessons (Volumes 1, 2, and 3)

Students do well when they have a strong academic foundation. Art education contributes to the robust development of every child not only by instilling creativity and providing a healthy expressive outlet, but by reinforcing core educational subjects and concepts. These books seek to provide educators and parents a resource to further develop their student's abilities through enjoyable S.T.E.M. + Art Education activities. Artis4everyone.net

​Martinez and Warhol: Pop Artists Worlds Apart

 While Raúl Martínez and Andy Warhol can both be considered pop artists, they are different in key respects, many of which can be traced to the systems of government in their respective countries. These two artists have been selected for comparison based on the overlapping of their personal and artistic backgrounds, which are reflective of the times they lived. Materials and resources used to examine these two artists include their autobiographies, memoirs, art historical writings, and the historical context of their respective countries during their lives, their artistic styles, and their legacies.

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The Rosel and Elliot Schewel Art Collection

This book is a catalogue of a Lynchburg, Virginia family's private art collection. The dates of the artwork in the Rosel and Elliot Schewel art collection range from 1892 to 2016. Various mediums are included and the collection marks the Schewel's dedication to the arts.

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Does the Visual Aspect of the Arts Help Students Learn Vocabulary?

More and more today we understand students learn by different methods.  They benefit from a variety of educational approaches is especially true as it relates to the visual facet of the fine arts and vocabulary comprehension.  Many students will benefit from the element of imagery of the vocabulary they are taught.  It is my goal to prove how this concept will work.  

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Fun Monsters

"Arts and Activities"​​ 155, no. 3 (2014) 
Children's Art Education Journal

     This lesson inspired by Maurice Sendack’s “Where the Wild Things Are,” combines art and literature.  The plan is appropriate for grades K-5 or for the child in all of us. ​

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S.T.E.M. and the Visual Arts: A Professional Development

 Combining the arts with the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects facilitates student academic growth.  Arts education is an essential part of a strong learning community. By establishing cross-curricular relationships in schools will promote the arts and further instructional improvement.

     The professional development is to be held in a Virginia K-12 public school district setting with elementary art education teachers as the audience.  Researchers have found lower attendance rates at after-school workshops than when workshops are held during the school day. Therefore, the sessions will be held during the professional development designated “early release days” in the school district.  

     The lessons reviewed during the professional development will emphasize the Virginia fine arts, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics standard course of study.  These state-mandated instructional standards may be found on the Virginia Department of Instruction website.

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Judy Chicago: Woman, Artist, and Legend

     Judy Chicago, arguably one of the most influential artist of the 20th Century is a feminist art pioneer.  Through her artwork and biographies, she brought the feminist art movement to a head in the art world.  This thesis examines her artwork and place in art history. 

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