About the Author

Molly Wiste

Molly has taught art at the elementary level, and currently teaches 5-12th grade art in North Central, Minnesota. She has a B.S. from Winona State University in Art Education, and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University. Molly is currently serving as the Curriculum Lead for Visual Arts at her school, and serves on her Building Leadership Team. She is passionate about building creative thinkers, and artists who have studio habits of mind. She strives to have students be able to make educated decisions about their art, so they can utilize their art skills after they leave the classroom. Her classroom is very collaborative, and students share their stories outside of the classroom through art shows, and using technology. Molly has started a blog to tell about her journey as a teacher, here.  During the summer Molly practices her own art through chainsaw carving.

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Media & Techniques

How to Add Wood Burning to Your Art Curriculum

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
gnome sculpture by Molly
Professional Practice

Awakening Your Inner Artist: Why Art Teachers Should Make Art

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article