Hello, my name is Paula Bryan.When I graduated from The University of Mount Olive in 1990 I had no idea what I wanted to do with this art degree that I had in hand. So, I went to Disney World and got a job. I worked for the Disney company for 10 years gaining valuable creative, corporate and life experiences. When the millennium rolled around, I decided that I was ready to teach art. I have had the privilege of teaching art to elementary students in Florida, Johnston County, North Carolina and now Myrtle Beach.I love art because the subject lends itself to so many creative links. It is not just about the technical skills, it's about learning to think outside the box creatively. During a school year, my goals include: introducing and discussing famous artists, works of art, elements of art, principals of design and proper use of variety of art materials. I also provide encouragement to help students feel more secure about their personal creative growth. Lastly, I use art ideas to gain a better understanding of subjects that are being discussed in the classroom. It's a jam-packed 45 minutes. This is why you may not see weekly artwork from your child. Usually, I introduce the topic and help the students plan their projects during one lesson and the give them a couple of class periods to complete the project.I am so proud to be a member of the Seahawk family and I am looking forward to another fantastic year at MBE!