• Welcome to Mrs. Adams-Hill's Art Room!
     

    My name is Jodi Adams-Hill and I will be your child’s art teacher for the 2016-2017 school year.

     I am thrilled to be teaching your child.

    I have been teaching at Saugerties for the past 17 years mostly with elementary students. While the curriculum has changed, my philosophy about art education remains the same. I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. I provide an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. To establish such an environment; I act as a facilitator/guide, I allow the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and I promote respect for all thing and all people.

    As a facilitator/guide, I expose the students to art concepts, genre’s, cultures, appreciation and a variety of mediums as students explore these elements they build knowledge. As students construct knowledge they need the opportunity to discover and practice skills in authentic situations. Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials reinforce the concepts being studied. This creates an opportunity for individual discovery and construction of knowledge to occur.

        Equally important to self- discovery is having the opportunity to study things that are meaningful and relevant to one’s life and interests. Developing a curriculum around student interests fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates a passion to learn.
       The art room is a great place where children think, talk, problem-solve, and create art. You can check out happenings and completed projects at this site.  
     
    Please feel free to contact me at 246- 1652, voice mail # 6903
    or E-mail me at
     
     
Last Modified on September 20, 2016