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Visit my teacher website at: https://sites.google.com/view/wms-visual-arts
Welcome to Visual Arts at Wydown Middle School!
My name is Mrs. Lawless and I have been teaching art at the middle school level for 9 years now and love everything about it. I believe the arts is an essential part to a students growth and in visual arts classes, students will be practicing critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, which are the skills needed in 21st century learning. I have a Masters Degree in Teaching, plus an additional 30 Graduate Credits in courses in education. I hold a K-12 Art Certification and am a Google Level I Certified Educator.
As far as my journey to teaching art, it started when I was in middle school and noticed that not only was I being recognized for my artistic skills, but it was an expressive outlet for me, which brought be so much happiness every day. I was constantly being challenged to do things in art class, I wasn't sure I could do, but feeling the fear and doing it anyway, helped me grow as an individual and become a confident, fearless and creative risk taker.
When I'm not teaching, I am working with my favorite medium, alcohol inks; creating new abstract pieces for my online print business. You can view my work at: