Last summer, Neilson retired from her position at OKM Secondary School as Art Teacher.
In September, she started teaching a Visual Arts Education methods course for the Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan. This finished up with the end of the semester at Christmas.
Now in the winter and spring of 2017, Susan Burnham Neilson is working in Forest House Studio as an artist while also teaching evening art classes and conducting small workshops.
STUDIO NOTES, LESSON LINKS & WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Many of the notes posted on the blog pages of this site are related to visual arts education. Others just explore inspirations and creative processes in Forest House Studio.
While teaching the Elementary Art Education Methods Course at the university, some recent posts have focused on art education in Elementary Schools and art for teachers.
Posts from the Forest House workshop will reflect on playful experimental processes for artists of all ages and all levels of experience.
Some notes will journal other kinds of art inspirations; from the forest, from galleries, and from everyday observations. These notes help to document ideas, planting seeds that might show up in artwork or in art lessons at a later time.
We respect the privacy of our students. Photo examples of student work are sometimes posted with permission, but without names or with first names only depending on student or parent requests.
WHAT IS NEW?
– Here is a link to a post category page where notes related to teaching for the art methods course, and new posts about teaching art will be found.
Secondary School Art Education
Neilson closed her full website for Visual Arts at Okanagan Mission Secondary School in Kelowna (neilsonarts.ca). However, some educational resources will shift over to this Forest House Studio site. A few lesson examples are archived as examples for future reference.
Some note portions that were connected to the main original OKM visual arts site will be located at : neilsonartnotes.weebly.com for a little longer,but the most recent posts have been cleared, with parts archived here: