I am an art nerd, which means I am enthusiastic about art and the use of one’s imagination! I’ve taught 7th and 8th grade cartooning, as well as high school art (9th-12th grade), which included: introduction to art, animation, advanced drawing, and beginning painting. Below, you will find a guiding principle that I have posted in my classroom to give students a sense of purpose and direction.
We study art to not only learn about ourselves, but also to learn about how to communicate our thoughts, and emotions, and experiences using visual imagery. You will learn to make this imagery communicate more powerfully by using the principles and elements of art. Moreover, you will learn how to compose and improve the complexity of your imagery, to captivate the audience, and how to take risks.
“[Mr. Berg] provided instruction to multiple classes at the Prek, Lowk, Kindergarten, and First Grade level. He implemented solid instruction, managed the class skillfully, and used his own artistic skills to engage and motivate the students.”
– Mr. Young, Assistant Principal
Mr. Berg the Art Nerd
I am also a music nerd, which means I am enthusiastic about music and its power to lift up spirits! I was a frequently requested substitute for several music teachers. Although there were many different lessons that were taught, popular sing-along-songs were always a hit.
We study music to learn about our own culture and other cultures through music. Music communicates our thoughts, and emotions, and experiences using notes and lyrics. Learning about the elements of music, makes that mode of communication even more powerful. Moreover, you will learn how to compose and improve the complexity of your songs, to captivate the audience, and how to take risks.
Mr. Berg, the music nerd