The first day of school is finally here! After all the planning, emotions, fears, and I overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, I am so proud and excited for this new chapter with the students. It is not how I ever imagined it would be in a “normal world”, but
even still, we are all doing the same things we always do as teachers in the beginning of the school year.
The new school and art space are well beyond my wildest dreams and expectations. It is truly a work of art and these architects have created a true masterpiece! I feel honored to get to come to this space every day and one day, welcome Enfield artists to what I hope will be a welcoming and calming art studio. As you enter the room, the light from the windows and feelings of being outside envelop and calm you... truly a special place.
This is where we were a few weeks ago stepping into the space...
Below is where we are now... still a work in progress this week!
Still a lot of unknowns, that has become fully engrained in our minds today. I do not know when artists will be in this space in the future or if I will need to adjust the furniture for social distancing measures. I would like to use the space outside as an outdoor classroom if possible.
For now, we wait and hope!
In the meantime, I am putting all my efforts into providing a robust virtual instruction for Enfield artists this fall! I will be zooming in all my classes the first week and every other week thereafter, combined with my video lesson structure from the spring. You will still be able to view all my lessons from my YouTube channel from the spring here: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCCAC_do_lXXjM0tZYvMhmWQ/featured
I will sending out an Enfield Art online learning guide today to families that will have a more in depth look at what students can except from virtual instruction.
Finally, and most importantly, I can’t wait to see the faces of old and new Enfield artists the week and next! 🎨