Teaching Art in Our Class

Ever wondered how students can learn to be great artists? Believe or not, they already are. In Our Class, we have a wonderful artist who comes in to help teach art. Not only is she a great artist but she encourages the students to all play a part.

What everyone needs to learn is not to criticize others’ artistic work. After all, what is good art and what is bad art? Believe it or not, van Goph only sold one painting in his whole life and considered himself a failure. If only he knew where his paintings would end up and how much each one would sell for.

We encourage students to put their best effort into each piece of work and performance they do. As long as this is done, what more can one ask of someone else? We’re not all going to be a Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart, or a Tom Hanks but we’ll sure have a lot of fun using them as inspirations.


About Sunset Elementary School

Mr. Mollinga is the Grade 4/5 teacher at Sunset School.
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4 Responses to Teaching Art in Our Class

  1. Mandaly94 says:

    Aww I remember all of my art teachers, they were so supportive of me even before I realized I wanted to be an artist :)

  2. mamacormier says:

    I have taught art to my homeroom grade 5 classes for 13 years. This year I have my dream job. I’m a half time teacher librarian and for the other half I teach art to 5 different classes from grades 2 to grade 5. I always stress that we’re all artists with different strengths and encourage the students to respect everyone’s art. The work they produce is exceptional. People can’t believe that some of the work displayed in the hallway is done by students as young as 7 and 8. Having fun is a great motivator to do your best.

  3. daniel says:

    nice picture

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