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Leslie Williamson RSS
Welcome to art at Maugham! I am so excited to be a new member of the Maugham school community.  I have been an art teacher for the past 8 years, and I am so happy to continue in this wonderful school. I have previously taught in both schools in the Edgewater school district as well as at the Spring School here in Tenafly.

As an artist my interests are wide-ranging, but my true love is with the materials of art- the tools that are used to transform an idea into a product. I love introducing students to new materials and watching them discover new ways to express their ideas. While this can be messy at times, it is precisely this process that I believe to be most important for the development of student artists. I look forward to the opportunity to explore and learn this year with the students at Maugham.

My background prior to teaching was as an art conservator. Conservation of artworks involves both preservation and restoration, and is closely linked to material science. I completed my graduate internship at the Museum of Modern Art, held a fellowship at the Guggenheim Museum, and worked as conservator at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. I hope I can share with the students my varied experiences working in museums, and inspire them to go see art!

Please feel free to stop by the art room to see what we are working on. I am always in the room at the end of the school day and would be happy to meet you. For any other concerns the best way to contact me is via email:  lwilliamson@tenafly.k12.nj.us.

 
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