"TO LEAD A CREATIVE LIFE WE MUST LOSE THE FEAR OF BEING WRONG." joseph chilson pearce
Hello! My name is Lauren LaPointe and I have been teaching art at Hingham Middle School since 2009. I have always enjoyed making art and I love teaching middle school! I received a BFA in art education from Boston University and my Masters in teaching from Harvard University's Arts in Education Program. I truly love making art with my students, seeing them take risks, and experience success in my class.
Philosophy of Art Education I believe that to be an art educator is to have the privilege of opening students eyes to the world around them. An art educator gives students the tools he or she needs to perform at a higher level of cognitive understanding and creative thinking. An effective art educator strives to create an environment where ALL students feel safe to take risks and express their ideas while designing a curriculum that fosters problem solving, observation, invention, and self expression. It is my hope that my students not only leave my class with artistic skill and an appreciation for art, but also demonstrating important thinking strategies and creative confidence that will help them in many areas of their life.