Dear Archway Arete Families,
I am so excited to welcome you, whether you be new or returning, to Archway Arete as the academic year begins. I hope you have enjoyed your summer and are refreshed and ready for a new year of learning! My name is Ms. Arce-Lindsay, and I will be teaching art for 2nd-5th grade. This will be my sixth year working as a Visual Arts teacher for Great Hearts Academies. I received a degree in Studio Arts from Biola University, and graduated from the Torrey Honors Institute, a program which specializes in Socratic dialogue centered around classic works of literature, poetry, theology and philosophy. Additionally, I have been working with children in an academic setting for over seven years. These qualifications uniquely outfit me to teach your children about art and to help them see the goodness, truth and beauty in it as well!
Fine art, especially the visual arts, is a great passion of mine. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share that passion with your students. This year, we will delve into great works of art as we learn how to view them in the light of their historical context. We will learn how to identify the various elements of art used in these works, and how to interact with them with wonder and reason. This year, I hope to see students continue to expand their visual vocabulary and curiosity, and flourish in their creativity.
If you have any questions, whether it be about curriculum, class, or even if you would like to know if there are ways you can help, please feel free to contact me. My email is listed below if you have any questions in particular, so please feel free to use it! I have great hopes for this class, and I am eager to work with you to make it a success for you and your students. Here’s to a fantastic year!