Art á la Cart: Memoir of a Wayfaring Art Teacher

Art á la Cart: Memoir of a Wayfaring Art Teacher

by Marianne Bickett
Art á la Cart: Memoir of a Wayfaring Art Teacher

Art á la Cart: Memoir of a Wayfaring Art Teacher

by Marianne Bickett
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Marianne Bickett had been teaching for over 35 years. She thought she'd done it all.

Enter: the magic art cart.

Soon, ordinary days are filled with laughter, tears, and magic as she shuttles a grey cart from classroom to classroom and watches it transform into a traveling children's art gallery.

This memoir is a bounty of flair and color. Not only a story of discoveries and adventures at an elementary school, it also encompasses personal heartbreak, grief, simple joys, and the wonders of adopting a nearby creek to teach her students, and in turn herself, how to go with the flow.

The students become the teachers and the teacher becomes the student in this inspirational story of making and teaching art in unexpected circumstances.

Parents, teachers, and those interested in education get a glimpse into a world that enlightens and delights, a rare look into what flexibility and creativity it takes to be a teacher. This colorful and insightful memoir is an inspiration to rethink daunting problems into infinite possibilities.

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ISBN-13: 9798888190920
Publisher: Oxford Southern
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Marianne Rose Bickett is a retired teacher who expresses her love of nature through poetry and art. She is the author of the novels Leonardo and the Magic Art Cart, Art Rocks with Ms. Fitt, The Present: Kala's Song, and now her first memoir, Art a la Cart: Memoir of a Wayfaring Art Teacher. Having taught everything from special education to art, from preschool to college, Marianne's vast experience across the country has given her a rich history from which to draw on for inspiration in her books. She continues to share meaningful connections with people of all ages through classes and social media.Throughout her career, Marianne's beacon has been her keen devotion to the environment and creating opportunities for her students to draw inspiration from their inner and outer worlds. For example, greatly inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, she adopted a creek to engage her curious charges in ephemeral creations. Across the curriculum projects that involved math, science, music, literature, and art, as well a multi-sensory approach, were the mainstay of Marianne's approach to teaching.Married to composer Brian Belét, Marianne cherishes her family. This includes her son Jacques, his wife, and her two young grandchildren. Marianne continues to share her joy of life on Instagram, newsletters, and occasional workshops and classes. Learn more at

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