Martin, Clay - Art


MisterMartin
Welcome to Art!


I'm Mr. Martin. I've been teaching art in Weaverville since 2007, and I love the community and the wonderful students.

I teach art using a method called "T.A.B" (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). T.A.B is choice-based art education where students are treated as real artists who have great control over what they choose to make in the art room.



Each week we have a changing set of centers (painting, drawing, collage, etc) that students can move between and create based on their own ideas.  Before they create, I have a brief introduction.  On some weeks, I show them the work of a famous artist. On other weeks, I demonstrate a media or technique.  The students learn so much, and it informs the choices they make in their own artwork.

The students love the freedom to create based on their own ideas, and it's so exciting so watch them grow as artists and people.

- On a side note:  We make use of a lot of recycled materials in our choice-based art room.  If you would like to donate clean recycled materials such as egg cartons, cleaned plastic containers, fabric scraps, etc., just send them with your student on their art day.  We will make amazing things with these items!

Click below to check out our Seesaw classroom art blogs highlighting student artwork!

Mr. Morton’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/mortonart

Mrs. Bell’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/bellart

Mrs. Bettilyon’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/bettilyonart

Mrs. Crayton’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/craytonart

Mrs. Field’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/fieldsart

Mrs. Griffin’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/griffinart

Mrs. Hamilton’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/hamiltonart

Mrs. Henderson’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/hendersonart

Mrs. Huff’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/huffart

Mrs. Hyatt’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/hyattart

Mrs. Ingle’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/ingleart

Mrs. Lanning’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/lanningart

Mrs. Parker’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/parkerart

Mrs. Shults’ class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/shultsart

Mrs. Snyder’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/snyderart

Mrs. Webb’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/webbart

Mrs. Wilson’s class blog https://blog.seesaw.me/wilson4art

And here are some links to other projects

 

WVES Film and Drama club page: WVES Film and Drama Club
Green Screen Club blog: https://blog.seesaw.me/mrmartingreenscreen

Clay Martin
Master of Arts in Teaching - Western Carolina University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of North Dakota