Hello! You have found the Art website for James River Elementary School. All grade levels will be working on drawing, painting, crafts, and sculpture! I love the enthusiasm that students bring into the art room, and encourage creative thought and self-discovery through art. As your student brings home his or her artwork, I highly encourage you to ask a few questions about the artwork they share. Some examples could be:

What is it that you made?

What did you learn while you made it?

What was your favorite part about making this artwork?

Are you happy with the artwork you made?

Did you work hard at making it?

Following up with students at home about their creations is a fantastic way to reinforce their learning in the art room and encourages students to talk about the work they’re making, which is a great skill in communication!

Thank you for supporting the Fine Arts and I hope to see you around school this year!

Derek Cook

Fine Arts Teacher

Latest Art News

Upcoming Art Events

May
2
Wed
6:00 pm Parent Academy: Raising CyberSma... @ School Board & Central Office Annex, Rm. 300
Parent Academy: Raising CyberSma... @ School Board & Central Office Annex, Rm. 300
May 2 @ 6:00 pm
This workshop is designed to help parents explore online habits of middle school children and promote digital responsibility. Parents will participate in three interactive sessions to learn more about cyber use among preteens and help[...]
May
3
Thu
7:00 pm 5th Grade Choir Festival @ Lafayette High School
5th Grade Choir Festival @ Lafayette High School
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
A performance by 5th grade choirs from all W-JCC Elementary Schools
7:00 pm Tarzan @ Warhill High School
Tarzan @ Warhill High School
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
The staged musical based on the Disney film Tickets $10, Children 12 and under $5 Call 757-565-4615
May
4
Fri
7:00 pm Tarzan @ Warhill High School
Tarzan @ Warhill High School
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
The staged musical based on the Disney film Tickets $10, Children 12 and under $5 Call 757-565-4615
May
5
Sat
2:00 pm Tarzan @ Warhill High School
Tarzan @ Warhill High School
May 5 @ 2:00 pm
The staged musical based on the Disney film Tickets $10, Children 12 and under $5 Call 757-565-4615
7:00 pm Tarzan @ Warhill High School
Tarzan @ Warhill High School
May 5 @ 7:00 pm
The staged musical based on the Disney film Tickets $10, Children 12 and under $5 Call 757-565-4615

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