Friday, October 18, 2019

Stained Glass Windows!

Fourth grade has been learning about the Medieval tradition of stained glass windows. This lesson is designed to help scholars understand how objects can be broken down visually into shapes. This process helps simplify complicated drawings which will be useful as we move through the school year. The kids were asked to create a design that incorporated a story or virtue of their choosing.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

About the Teacher

3-5 Art With Mr. Marshall

Hello Archway Lincoln families, my name is Matthew Marshall and I am very excited to teach Art to your scholar! I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona into a family that encouraged me to pursue the act of creation. In 2014, I graduated from Arizona State University earning a BFA with a focus in oil painting. Since graduation, I have continued my practice as an artist, participating in art shows, publications and presentations throughout the valley. In November of 2016 I was invited to New Delhi, India to participate in a residency program with artists from the U.S., Australia and India. We spent a month working together in a studio focusing on the merging of Western and Eastern approaches to art making.

I started teaching elementary art through Great Hearts in 2015 as a way of sharing both the knowledge and joy I have accumulated over the years for this subject. Every student has the capability of making artwork that is truthful and beautiful. We will be focusing on the fundamentals of observation and technique. My goal is to provide a strong foundation for students to understand work made by masters as well as the skills to make work of their own.

It is my promise as your child’s teacher that I will do everything in my power to give them individual observation and guidance. Each student shall be encouraged to try their very best on each project and to handle struggles with grace.  Thank you for putting your trust in me to share the joy and truth of visual art with your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and I look forward to the 2019-20 school year!