Elizabeth Powis
Art Teacher

Voicemail: 303-982-9790

Ms. PowisI have been teaching elementary art since 2005, when I received my BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver. In 2010, I finished my MA from CU Denver in Linguistically Diverse Education.

I grew up in Jeffco and had excellent art teachers at every level. It is my pleasure to now be leading this generation of students through art experiences.

I run a Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) classroom. This is an art education philosophy that focuses on the idea: The student is the artist. So, I design our lessons and art room around the skills needed to be an artist.

I want to "shift responsibility from the teacher to the student" by teaching the students how to:

  • find an idea
  • gather and put away materials
  • persist through difficulties
  • reflect on the process
  • choose what is next

(from Engaging learners through artmaking: Choice-based education in the classroom, by K. Douglas and D. Jaquith, 2018, Teachers College Press)

Jane Thaden
Art Teacher

Voicemail: 303-982-5484

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