My name is Venice Rioux. I have been creating and teaching art as long as I can favorite scent is eau de crayola! As an art teacher, I believe in the importance of art education in a young child’s life. In addition to providing the child with a means to understand art, artists, and the creative process, it nourishes the development of the child’s creative thinking process, used in all aspects of education. This is the ultimate goal of all educators: to allow a child’s self-esteem to grow, so that the joy of learning will be a life-long process. I am really looking forward to nurturing your child’s creative thinking this year. 


I believe an effective art program should offer young people: 

·      An enjoyable, fun part of their school curriculum where they can excel and be recognized. 

·      A time in their regular school week in which they can explore and express their creative selves. 

·      An understanding of, confidence in , and respect for the use of a variety of art tools, materials, and techniques. 

·      A creative outlet for the children that is uninhibited by judgment. 

·      An appreciation for the world of Fine Art; including various artists and techniques used throughout Art History. 

·      An exploration of the Cultures of the World and how each indigenous people creates, views, uses, and appreciates art. 

·      A window into the wonders of the visual world around them; how to use their knowledge of art to look at all of life’s colors, forms, shapes differently. 

The kindergarten through fifth grade Rochester Community Schools Art Curriculum revolves around six main units of study that spiral through the elementary grades. Students explore, examine, experiment and create artwork based on the Elements of form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Students are also exposed to the Principles of Design as they apply to each unit; incorporating balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity. 

Students will be exploring many areas of art this year, including: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage textiles, clay, paper making, and construction/sculpture. 

     If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to contact me at school by phone or email or drop in to visit the art room. Don't forget to ask your child about his/her artwork and what we are doing in art; the kids love to share their artwork with you! (After being on display at school, it is usually returned home or kept for Open House/at the classroom teacher's discretion.) 

 Live Art!                                                   Venice Rioux 



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