Click below to read my article about creativity on the Mills Teacher Scholars Blog:


First grade students are amazing. They come to art class full of stories and excitement about trying something new. It’s not difficult to connect them to their creativity—give first graders an opening and their creativity flows with ease onto the paper. The three images above were done while looking at flowers in vases set up on the students’ tables: there’s a still life on an earth with people, watercolor splashed freely over an ink drawing. . .and the third image . . . this student became so engaged with using oil pastel on her painting that the still life disappeared altogether under the energetic multicolor drawing and scraping.

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Celebrating Creativity!

Grade 2 Tempera Paintings


Teacher: Susan Deming

Room: A3, Roosevelt Elementary

Phone: 510-618-3223