Camden’s Fantastic Art Teachers. Highlighting Ms. Babilonia

The elementary schools in Camden are blooming with art shows. The walls are covered with student work initiated by art teachers. Every year at this time Art Aware volunteers scout the corridors for pieces to exhibit in the following year’s poster of Camden Students at Peace Doing Art.

Some schools have Smart Boards on which Virtual Museums come alive in the classrooms. Other schools are getting up to speed with putting student artwork on their websites. Ms. Babilonia, the art teacher at H.B. Wilson School, has both.

She’s an artist in her own right (see http://web.me.com/xbabilonia/Art) and helps students achieve great heights with their creativity. This Chinese New Year’s Bowl of Oranges (middle picture)  by a second grader is an example.

I recently heard her give a talk at Rutgers-Camden detailing her career since graduating from there. Her energy and vision are contagious in a university or an elementary school setting.  I know this first hand. Several years ago, because of her skills,  Art Aware chose to take her eighth grade class to a Romare Bearden retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York City,  together with eight other schools.

Yesterday, when I visited her school, she showed me her art room and what she does with her Smart Board. Please copy and paste the following link to see what a fantastic art teacher can achieve with her students:

http://www.hbwilsonschool.org/apps/album/index.jsp?dir=users/143386/73093&backLink=%2Fapps%2Fpages%2Findex.jsp%3FuREC_ID%3D143386%26type%3Du&backTitle=Ms.+Xiomara+++Babilonia&rn=7705155

One Response to “Camden’s Fantastic Art Teachers. Highlighting Ms. Babilonia”

  1. Xiomara Babilonia Says:

    Hi Barbara that you for the highlight and for the visist 🙂 You are welcome to stop by anytime.

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