This is what my art room looked like in September 2011, when I first arrived at the school. The tables were piled with useless stuff, the cabinets packed with piles of papers. The art on the wall was not reflective of student art. Even the color wheels and mixing charts were labeled wrong. The room had no electricity making art difficult on most days and nearly impossible on cloudy, rainy days. Another from the first month.
But there has been progress!!
This is the room now, September 2012. The piles are gone, the shelves somewhat organized and wonders of all wonders, there’s electricity!
My chalkboard was recently re-blacked and student art and maps decorate the walls. A rare, tangible indicator of change that I’ve made here!