This year has been an opportunity to learn with the students as we taught the Cindy Wider Art Program developed for classes at our school.
I have been amazed at the level of improvement all students have made throughout the year. I am a big believer in students learning valuable skills, which can transfer to other areas of learning. Students have learnt to have patience and perseverance (healthy habits of mind), as they have worked to produce a number of fantastic art pieces. In particular, were a couple of students who started the year saying, “I can’t do this or it’s too hard”. They have finished the year excited and wanting to take more pieces home to do over the holidays.
I thank Cindy for her encouragement along the journey to both students and teachers this year. I am looking forward to doing her course next for myself. I think it will be a positive learning goal to improve my ability to teach this art program to student.
Freshwater Christian College
BRINSMEAD Queensland Australia