Welcome to Coral vs. Salmon. My name is Ms. Mowery. I am an art teacher in a bustling K-6 art room on the New York/Pennsylvania border.
I graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in the December of 2007 with a BFA in Painting & Drawing. I am certified to teach art in both Pennsylvania and New York State.
Why Coral vs. Salmon?
Many years ago, during my first year of teaching, two young boys in 3rd grade burst into the art room practically tripping over themselves to ask me a question about color. During their bus ride to school, they got involved in a heated debate as to whether the color coral was the virtually the same as the color salmon. I got out some paint and demonstrated how to mix each color, emphasizing the very subtle difference in color ratios. The moment served as a pivotal moment for me as a teacher. The boys' excitement about color was invigorating to me and the fact that they came to me as a color authority warmed my heart. I decided to dedicate the intention of this blog to the spirit of inquiry those boys brought to me that morning and the excitement I believe every student brings to the art table.