Ridgeway Community School's Visual Arts Program

Abby and Julia Steinfeldt circle painting.
Students at Ridgeway Community School explore and express their individual creativity in visual art classes. The art curriculum allows the student to develop an appreciation for Art History, cultural arts, and the elements/principles of art. Emphasis is placed on hands-on learning through a variety of media and art experiences.  Along with encouraging children to explore their creativity, children use critical thinking skills to discuss art through the ages. The technique of Visual Thinking Strategies facilitates the sharing of ideas and listening to one another as they develop their observation skills and critical thinking skills used throughout our curriculum.  The Art Curriculum is aligned with Minnesota State Standards and supports learning in academic subjects throughout the entire curriculum from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at Ridgeway Community School.

Children in Kindergarten and 1st Grade have art classes one time per week for 45 minutes.  In grades 2nd through 5th Grades, students have a one hour art class per week.  Please contact Ms. Eischen, with ideas, suggestions and/or more. 

If you would like to be part of the art making fun, please consider volunteering in the Art Classroom. We love to have guests and the students love to share and enjoy art with others.

View the children's art on Artsonia.


Contact: Mary Lee Eischen, Art Teacher