Welcome to
Ridgeway Community School's Visual Arts Program


Two students painting in the art room.
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 from differing time peroids and countries. 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 National Art Standards to support learning in academic subjects throughout the entire curriculum from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at Ridgeway Community School.

Children in Kindergarten to 5th Grade have art classes twice per week for 30 minutes. This year, art is facilitated from a cart that is rolled from one class to another (with sanitation and the switching of materials between classes). Please contact Mrs. Berhagen with any questions you may have about what the students are learning about in their art class. 

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

Want to see a behind-the-scenes look into art class and virtual resources for art? Click here to see Ridgeway Art Online.

Interested in seeing your student's artwork? View the art, add comments, and even order merchandise on Artsonia.

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Contact: Marin Berhagen, Art Teacher