In the following paragraphs I will tell you a little bit about myself and the AMS Art Program.
I have been teaching art at AMS for a number of years and love it. I feel very fortunate to teach a subject that is so dear to me in such a great school. I hold a master's degree in art education from the Massachusetts college of Art and Design's Artist/Teacher Program. Since my graduation from that program I have shown my own art in several art shows in the Boston area. My own work is abstract in nature; biomorphic astroplanes. I have also been teaching art in the Amesbury District ever since. I really enjoy the symbiotic relationship that teaching and creating provides. Feel free to check out my website: http://www.susanolsencontemporaryartist.com
As of late my interest in teaching art has drawn me to deeper study in museums as well as travel. I believe that in encouraging the students at AMS to use art class to make connections with history, science, language arts, mathematics and their own immediate world. Visual art can be a form of expression as well as a learning tool used to gain greater understanding.
I believe that the art program that Mrs. Bernardoni and I offer includes the best of all aspect of art and education. Through a variety of studio experiences, games , lectures and writing/research requirements our program has something to reach every type of learner. It is a very student centered art program. Please visit the slideshows that are on this website to see student work. We try to keep the website current by uploading student pieces that represent each studio project.
~Best, Mrs. Olsen