Amsterdam High School 10th graders in the College and Career Pathways program had an opportunity to work with Erin Quillinan from the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville this week.
Quillinan is a professional artist who shared how she was able to use her art/music talent and turn it into a career. She taught the students a goal-setting strategy known as Vision Boarding during this project-based class. The teens drew illustrations and cut out inspirational words and photos from magazines that represent their goals and used them to create a poster. Then, they used vision boards to set goals in word form; from there, she shared a certain type of notebook called a “bullet journal.”
During their class time, the students are reading Lord of the Flies, and learning about famous people in history who have used their power for good and/or evil. Students are learning strategies to use their “powers” for good and helping bring out the best in others.