The following are examples of Professional Learning Events designed and facilitated byDr. E - Everett Louis Ph.D. (for inquiries, please see contact page)
Human Tetris by Dr. E and Friends and Teacher Candidates at Saint Mary's College 5 Pillars of Elementary Education, Teamwork, Spatial Thinking
Brainstorm and Prep
In honor of Alexy Pajitnov (Creator of Tetris game released in 1984)
Bowls by Dr. E and Friends of Stanford and the Faculty/Staff at SMC Expression, Reflection, Sculpture, Environmental Literacy, Community
Pattern Paints by Dr. E and Friends of Saint Mary's College of California Multiple Subject Teacher Candidates Storytelling, Color, Pattern Sense, Abstraction, Teamwork and Symbolism
Pattern Paints II by Dr. and Friends of U.C. Berkeley Extension / China Cohort Abstraction, Symbolism, Sculpture, Color and Community
Apple Tag by Dr. E and Friends of Kalmanovitz School of Education Saint Mary's College of California Reflection, Connection, Color and Expression
Fraction Discs Array Art by Dr. E and Friends of Kalmanovitz School of Education Saint Mary's College Symbolism, Spatial Thinking and Community
Typography of Me by Dr. E and Friends of Stanford University Identity and Reflection
CIRCLES OF US by Dr. E and Friends of Rock Creek Elementary MD Community Building, Reflection and Mindfulness
BACKGROUND: Legend has it that in the early 14th Century, Pope Boniface the VII sought out an artist to paint frescoes for Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. He sent a messenger to collect works from a number of artists to determine who would receive the prestigious commission. When the messenger arrived at the home of the well known artist Giotto di Bondone, he was handed a simple work of a near perfect hand painted circle. In contrast to the elaborate works submitted by other artists, this simple circle showed great skill and focus and Giotto was then commissioned by the Pope.
According to Merriam Webster, in addition to being defined as a geometric shape, a circle is also defined as "a group of persons sharing a common interest or revolving about a common center."
Doing art is not about being an amazing artist. It's about expression, reflection, mindfulness, and always getting better at your craft. It's a process - art takes patience. At each step, the work gets more and more refined. So keep creating, keep growing and keep sharing... -Dr. E