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Elaine Barnes

Contact Name: Elaine Barnes


346 Peninsula Rd.
Harriman, Tennessee 37748
United States

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Elaine’s earliest creative efforts were spent in the field of education spanning a career of more than thirty years. As a teacher, she has taught students of all ages K-12 as well as adult learners. She has worked extensively with both special education and regular education students. As a teacher consultant and supervisor, she has worked closely with many teachers to help develop integrated educational programs and has facilitated numerous workshops.

Since retirement she focused on learning new skills in art as ardently as she focused on her profession. She has published a children’s book “Yahootie and the Shoe Shenanigans” and continually takes classes in clay, fused glass, drawing and painting. The book is available on line and in area book stores. Her other work is exhibited and sold in a number of fine art galleries.

Elaine has always enjoyed the challenge of making learning fun and rewarding for her students. She believes that using multiple techniques, strategies, materials and resources enables her to reach and teach all students. Her enthusiasm is contagious and she enjoys collaborating with other teachers to provide a positive learning environment.

Artist Work Samples

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Understanding Authors and Illustrators

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

This hands on workshop allows students to understand and experience the collaboration between an author and an illustrator. Students will utilize listening skills, verbal communication skills and creative writing skills to complete the tasks. When acting as an author, they will demonstrate appropriate grade level skills relating to the language arts curriculum. The art component will be introduced as they also play the role of an illustrator. In this case, students must listen to and read information provided by a peer to complete a drawing or painting of a fictional character.

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Program Title: Kindergarten: Fun with Clay and the Alphabet

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

This program will allow students to identify letters of the alphabet and use them to create artistic objects from self drying clay. Through teacher guided activities, they will use their artistic alphabet creations to recognize words with the beginning sounds of their alphabet pieces.

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Program Title: Using Clay to Encourage Creative Thinking, Verbal and Writing Skills (5th grade)

Program Type: Arts Integration

Program Description:

This hands on lesson will allow students to create their own fictional character out of clay and then to verbalize and write about their fictional character. They will first create an art piece of a fictional or imaginary friend from clay and then using language and writing skills, give the character a story line.

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