Welcome to “artsaysthat” a blog that will fine-tune the value of Art we can find by viewing and experiencing Art. My name is Paige Byrne and have taught Art Education in the District of Columbia since 1998. Teaching in DC has provided excellent opportunities to partner with local galleries and museums to enhance the art education of my students. Sharing these opportunities have been important to me, so I have looked for other platforms to reach out to art teachers locally and nationally.
While earning my Masters of Art in Art Education May 2014 at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art my passion to teach was renewed. The classes and studio experiences taught me more about reaching out to my students with a variety of learning styles, using materials in a new way, finding the artist inside myself and elementary students love contemporary art.
Currently I am practicing choice-based art education through Teaching Artistic Behavior. TAB has been a huge transition from my former teaching of “we are all making coil pots today or we are all making symmetrical butterflies using warm and cool colors in five steps….” but I absolutely love it and so do the students. We are soaring together and finding our new studio behaviors.