Hello Artists! It's me, MR. SETH! Welcome to the art program at Highland Park Elementary. I am a 3D artist/craftsman who loves teaching problem solving through art. My favorite definition of art is, "anything created with intention". This could include a flower arrangement gathered from your garden, a card you made your family member, or an oil painting. I use that same approach and idea when I teach students art. I would much rather have a student be able to problem solve, reuse, repurpose, and create than be able to draw a horse particularly well.
In my art classes, I teach the tools and mediums of art in all of their forms. I teach that art rules can be created and broken. I teach that there are limitless possibilities with what you do with art and art materials. My dream is to build a toolbox for students that they can carry with them and use even if they don’t pursue art.
“Hey mom! I don’t need a new backpack this year! Mr. Seth taught me how to sew and mend things! Plus, I want paint a cool design on it, and the plain fabric will be a great canvas!”
-Hopefully said by someone….