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Artist Fusion

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Kayla Gelowitz

on 29 March 2016

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Transcript of Artist Fusion

Things We all Have in Common
strong women
belief in the power of the whole person and that the needs of the whole person have to be met
creativity and inquiry are fundamental for understanding
stands up for ideals
Artist Fusion
Françoise Sullivan
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Dr. Maria Montessori
born in Italy in 1870, died in 1952
Educator, Theorist, Physician, Feminist
creator of the Montessori Method
As a Feminist...
As a Doctor...
As an Educator...
rejected gender barriers - entered an all-boys technical school in 1883 to prepare for a career in engineering
was among one of the first female doctors in Italy
campaigned vigorously for women's rights
wrote and spoke publicly about how women needed greater opportunities
graduated from medical school in 1896
early medical practice focused on psychiatry (led to an interest in education)
approached tasks in education with a scientific manner (careful observations and experimentation)
was interested in the methods of teaching children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
in 1900 she was appointed co-director of a new training institute for special education teachers
in 1907 Maria opened a childcare center in a poor inner-city district. This was the first Children's House (Casa dei Bambini).
by 1910, Montessori school's were acclaimed worldwide
after witnessing two world wars and experiencing very turbulent times, she decided to add peace education to the Montessori curriculum
The Montessori Method
child-centered educational approach
views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning
values the human spirit and the development of the whole child (physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively)
each child is valued as a unique individual
students enjoy freedom within limits
self-correction and self-assessment are an integral part of the Montessori Method
students are supported in becoming active seekers of knowledge


As an Artist...
About her...
Themes in her Art
born in Canada in 1925, still living today
knew that she wanted to be an artist since she was young
Painter, Sculptor, Dancer, Revolutionary
was a part of the group Les Automatiste
contributor and signatory of Le Refus Global
her parents supported her early love of art by enrolling her in courses for drawing, dance, piano and painting
felt that education at that time didn't reflect creativity and she decided to push against that theme in her own work
presented paintings with a group names Les Automatiste
seen as a founder of modern dance in Quebec
became a sculptor later in life creating sculptures out of welded metal, wood, iron, plaster and plexiglass
moving towards the 'primitive'
questioning the status quo
exploring many different areas and styles of art
Dr. Montessori & Fran
oise Sullivan
Le Refus global, 1948
an anti-establishment and anti-religious manifesto
released with 16 young Québécois artists as contributors and signatories
Françoise Sullivan submitted a lecture entitled "La danse et l'espoir" (Dance and Hope)



influential women
revolutionaries in their fields
believed in the power of the whole person
Dr. Montessori & Myself
feminism/women's rights
belief that every child can learn
every learner is unique
learning environment is important to a child's learning
belief that learners want to learn
belief in teaching the whole person
oise Sullivan & Myself
Kayla Gelowitz
believes in holistic education
every child can learn
learners are unique
success and happiness are integral to a child's learning
a child can not learn if their basic needs aren't met
play is a natural and important part of the learning experience
Actress, Improvisor, Musician, Visual Artist
art is a form of expression
drama creates self-confidence
drama helps to explore people in different situations you might never experience
art feeds the human spirit
As an Educator...
As an Artist...
both were very young when we knew we were interested in the arts
interested in many different areas of art
strong connection to nature
belief that art is a way of connecting to yourself
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