Our Monthly Featured Artist Devon Calvert is big on sharing his student's art on social media. He has created a blog, Mr. Calvert’s Art Room Happenings (http://devoncalvert.weebly.com/), where he showcases artwork from his students in kindergarten through third grade. He also showcases his students’ works on Twitter (@MrCalvertArt). Devon is so proud of his students’ talents that he opened an art page for his school, Harmony Elementary, on Artsonia ( http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=113062).
Our featured artist, Devon Calvert, is originally from the little town of Fennimore, Wisconsin in the southwest corner of the state. He grew up with two younger brothers and loving parents who embraced the crazy idea that he go into Art Education.
I am so honored to be featured by an amazing company, Nasco, as their Featured Artist of the Month! I think it's awesome that they are highlighting educators as artists all throughout this year. You can call me Mr. April ;)
Our Featured Artist for the month of April is Devon Calvert, a Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. Devon teaches K-3, and loves every minute of it. Devon has worked in ceramics, painting, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture and more, making him a perfectly well rounded teacher for young aspiring artists. A UW-Eau Claire graduate, Devon is also a WAEA Membership Chair.
Yesterday was a wrap on Youth Art Month as Wisconsin celebrated with their closing awards ceremony at the State Capitol! Student work has been displayed in the rotunda over the last several weeks for all to see. A handful of works were chosen as award recipients and honored at the celebration too. Although I kept mostly to helping out in the registration area, I took a quick second to snap this picture of a packed house! It was great to see such a large turnout in support of art in Wisconsin schools!
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA Membership Chair.