Hi there. My name is Meg Winnecour, and I am the Art teacher for all grades.
Outside Hanger Hall, I am an artist, a mom, a reader and writer, a hiker and biker, and a cook. My favorite kinds of art to make are… to numerous to list! Basically, when my hands are busy, my heart is light and my mind is free. What kinds of art do you love to make? How do you feel when you make art?
Inside Hanger Hall, I am a/an
- creator and protector of our very special creative space
- guardian of wonder
- champion (defender!) of childhood and adolescence
- asker and answerer of questions
Speaking of asking questions, that’s how we’ll initiate each and every class!
Consider that you already have everything you need to be creative inside you. Your visual expression is unique and perfect: there are no mistakes in art. All you need to be an artist is someone (me) to protect your creative space (our classroom, your expression) and ask you big, juicy questions. (Plus, I’ll occasionally show you a nifty art trick or two to help you make things look the way you want them to.)
Each year will be an exploration of a central question. Each project will focus on a different answer to that question through different media and art techniques.
6th grade: What makes me human?
7th grade: Who am I?
8th grade: Where am I going?
6th and 7th grade art students will create works of art in response to ideas I compose after listening closely to each group of students. Each project will incorporate new skills and techniques and reflect each student’s inner life and authentic viewpoint.
Each 8th grade art student will, after extensive brainstorming, journaling and discussion (with me as well as their classmates) create 5-7 projects of their own design whose completion will be assisted through conferring with me and her fellow artists.