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Welcome to the Tanque Verde Elementary Art Page

I create a new chalkboard drawing each year to inspire the students.
The Fourth Annual Chalk Art Marathon occurred on September 5, 2018
The theme was Science and Art.
The Chalk Art Calendars from this event will be available by December 15th. Each participant will receive a calendar. Each sale supports the SMArt fund for Science, Math, and Art here at Tanque Verde Elementary. 

Tanque Verde Elementary Art

About the Teacher
This is my eighth year in this Elementary Art position. 
I am so honored to be recognized as the Arizona Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of 2018! 
My main goal is to inspire students and keep creativity vibrant while making many cross-curricular connections through Art. I believe that all students should have experience with drawing, painting, and clay sculpting. 
I have taught Visual Arts, Crafts, Woodworking and Theater Arts to students of all ages over the last two decades. I have knowledge and experience with Montessori Curriculum and extensive experience with Waldorf Education. These influences are evident in my Art lessons with each grade level. I am also motivated to continually develop Arts integrated as well as S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) based curriculum.
This is my twelfth year in Tanque Verde District having taught Art and Theater Arts at Emily Gray and Tanque Verde High School from 2004 to 2008.
It is a joy to work with students at TVES.

Art Events 2018/2019

1. The Chalk Art Marathon took place on September 5th. Look for calendars near December 15th. See the link above for news coverage and photos of the event.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who donated their time for contest judging, supply management, and supervision.

2. The Tanque Verde Arts Fair, will not be happening this year.

Much heartfelt gratitude goes out to Karen Reifschneider, Charlene Atkinson, all of the dedicated volunteers, the variety of talented artisans, and the Adult Community Program for the work that went into the Art Fair over the last three years.
3. The TVES Art Show, February 6, 2019 for 6pm to 8pm in the TVES MPR
This is an all school art show. Every student will have a display and every family is invited to come and enjoy an evening of art.
Many hands are need to hang over 1000 peices of Art. Please sign-up (contact me at ) for the Art committee if you would like to help create this beautiful display.

4. ArtSonia is our TVES online digital Art gallery.  Please visit to view our most current projects. If you are not signed up please do so, it is free and a great platform for viewing and sharing student atwork.
Welcome Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome in the Art room. We will need help with these events and the garden project. Please contact me, Alicia Marrano, if you are interested in helping or participating in the garden project.
Please consider volunteering in the Art room. It is wonderful to have support at every grade level.

Tax Credit Donations
You have the power to direct your state tax dollars directly to Elementary Art. Please consider making a tax credit donation before the end of the year.
All donations and Art fund raiser proceeds go to support more Art, Science related opportunities for elementary students at TVES.



Alicia Marrano
Art Teacher
Office: 520-749-4244 x 3301

Art Curriculum

Painting shapes and exploring color mixing techniques 
First Grade
Drawing Dinosaurs in creative environments 
Second Grade
Drawing and painting humming birds in natural environments
Third Grade
Drawing People in Proportion 
Fourth Grade
Drawing Realism in the study of wild animals 
Fifth Grade
Geometric Drawing and Cartography 
Sixth Grade
What inspired Art of the Stone Age?
Designing stone age characters
for storytelling and stop motion animation. 

Art Wish List

1. Multi-purpose cleaner
2. Paper Towels
3. Gallon Ziploc bags
   (every student needs one,
= 660, for storing clay work)
4. Calendars with Birds,
    Plants, Wild Animals, and Art 
5. Unused twist ties any color
6. Yarn, cord, and wire
7. Wood for painting

Art Volunteers Needed

Thank you to all of the amazing parent volunteers who have been helping in the Art room. Your support is making a huge and positive difference.

Thank you dear 6th grade students who always help with kindergarten classes. These kindergarten students will always remember the kindness you are showing them.

Classes are 40 minutes once a week.
Please contact me if you are interested.
Art volunteers are greatly appreciated.
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