2015 may be the best winter I've experienced in New York in the 23 yrs I have lived here. Although we are not out of the woods yet. Let me tell you I have been through some tough ones. So the Christmas season is upon us and I just want to say I am so grateful for the parties I have been booking. Just this month alone I have been booked for Henna, Face painting, Glitter tattoos, Airbrush T-shirts and Airbrushed tattoos and Canvas painting parties..I am grateful to be given the opportunity to show my diverse love for the arts.
Speaking about Art, President Obama has signed and passed the Every Student Succeeds Act. This is the end of the no child left behind act. (NCLB). This new law holds great promise for restoring arts education as central to the school day and in the lives of students and our nation’s future workforce.NCLB policies resulted in many unintended consequences to schools, teachers, and students across the country. It demanded accountability steps that resulted in a hyper-focus on testing in a few subjects, leaving other core academic subjects—like the arts—to be reduced, or in some places, abandoned. The bill signed today removes this onerous element of NCLB and provides support for a well-rounded education, with all the arts disciplines represented, to be realized throughout the country. Stated in the article by Robert L. Lynch on Dec 10,2015.
I for one believe that this act that was passed is the best gift we could give our children. I also believe that there should be an assistant in all Art rooms across America. I teach Art at a summer recreation program in a local school for the district and whole heartedly believe I could not do it without my great volunteers. Planning out lessons and preparing them for multiple ages can be overwhelming. We as a community need to step up and demand that Teacher assistants be put in Art rooms. It would really benefit a lot of individuals who really need the jobs and help out the Art teacher who clearly needs the extra hands.
So some fun news: Fun4UFaces will be teaching workshops on multiple types of media at a new gallery opening up in Rockville Centre, NY. I will also have some artwork displayed there in the gallery. I will have more information coming on that soon. I would love your feedback to find out what you would love to learn as individuals.
Getting the new year in full swing. I will be taking appointments for parties coming in the new year. I will be adding tons of new things such as elite entertainment, costume designing and bringing on more models that I cannot wait to work with. So stay tuned.
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Christmas, Yule, Chanukah, Eid, Rohatsu, Kwanzaa and any other religious holiday you may celebrate. Be well my friends..