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Paula Bryan

Art Teacher

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, principles of design and proper use of a 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 then 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 MBP!