Tinker Presents Our Quarterly Artist: Elizabeth McClellan

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Tinker welcomes Children’s Day School, Art Director, Elizabeth McClellan who is our new featured artist. 

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"I never was more amazed than watching English and Mandarin students work with the same materials and surprise each other with what they made; pushing boundaries about
what they knew was possible. It’s this type of collaboration and creative thinking that the world needs and the arena for developing this approach to learning is in the classroom

 

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The students and I surround ourselves with everyday materials, beeswax, cardboard, fabric and plaster and ask questions to
get building and wondering. Students ask themselves questions about the projects, they have opportunities to iterate and expand on ideas. Finally, when a student
reaches the end of a project, they present the work and talk about their process.

 

 

I’m passionate about helping students find their art and inspiration. The tools I use are familiar: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, with a sprinkle of history, drama, music, and poetry. I’ve had the honor of developing these ideas and collaborating with
outstanding teachers for 25 years.

Want to feel better about the future? Just take a peek into my classroom to see students become empowered, change-makers!"

- Elizabeth McClellan

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