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Annamaria Gundlach

Contact Name: Annamaria Gundlach


244 River Ford Rd
Maryville, Tennessee 37804
United States

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Phone: (865) 254-5739

Annamaria Gundlach is a professional artist and teaching artist who loves creating art and sharing her passion of art! She is an arts integrations specialist who enjoys collaborating with teachers to create lesson plans that foster learning, creativity and enthusiasm. She is an outreach artist with the Knoxville Museum of Art, the sculpture instructor at the Knoxville Fine Arts & Crafts Center. She has received numerous grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission as a teaching artist. She is professional development presenter.
Annamaria has taught thousands of students and hundreds of professionals. She staunchly believes that everyone is creative. She loves the challenge of developing hands-on activities for learners of all ages and skill levels. Her art activities are multi-sensory and designed to develop mastery of the medium while encouraging confidence, creativity and self-expression.

Annamaria wants all professionals to experience success with their students and see how art does foster learning and can be applied to various academic disciplines. She believes art helps students gain a deeper understanding of the physical world as they engage all their when engaged in an artistic process because she believes the creative process requires students to think, to problem solving, to collaborate and to demonstrate their mastery and understanding of the medium. Thousands of students and teachers have experienced the joy of creating and learning with her.

Annamaria lectures, gives workshops and exhibits and sells her work in fine arts exhibitions and galleries.

Artist Work Samples

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Learn and Play With Clay

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Clay is a versatile medium that has vast applications in a learning environment. For example, in social studies students create masks inspired by a culture they are studying. Creating dioramas, such as corals and marine life enhances student’s understanding of life sciences. Clay has many techniques that all ages can master such as pinch pots, slab construction and coil construction.

Many clays such as air dry and Crayola Model Magic do not require kiln firing. Clay is a captivating medium that makes learning meaningful, interesting and fun!

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

Program Title: The Colorful Language of Poetry and Art

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This hands on workshop introduces students to the ancient art of Japanese Haiku. Students learn how words are like paint and can be used to describe images and feelings. They see the connection between adjectives and other forms of speech to compose visual poems. Students then explore how to paint while using only primary colors. They realize how mixing paints offers a vast palette to create flowers and animals. They see the connection between the visual and the literary arts.

What makes this workshop fun and easy and appropriate for the classroom is that students use paper plates, paints and q-tips. Therefore there is no mess.

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

Program Title: Fun Fonics

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This workshop is a fun and creative way to teach phonics by offering innovative ways to teach reading readiness and letter recognition skills. Teachers learn how to make early learning multi-sensory by incorporating step-by-step activities designed to help students learn each letter. Teachers learn how to use movement, alliteration to help students enhance their mastery of letter sounds and symbols. Teachers also master basic drawing by incorporating geometric shapes and various arts and crafts materials to enhance each letter activity page. Students call this fun program the “Art Club”!

Lesson Plan Example: Download File

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