Open Enrollment Information & Application

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Beginning November 1, 2021, we will accept Open Enrollment applications for the 2022-23 school year. Open Enrollment students will be offered placement subject to capacity (school, grade level, program and/or services). The Open Enrollment application deadline is January 30, 2022 to be included in the Early Bird Lottery. If the number of applications exceeds capacity limitations, a random lottery selection will be made on January 31, 2022. - Tanque Verde USD


Welcome to the Tanque Verde Elementary Art Page

Greetings TVES Students and Families!
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 I am Ms. Alicia Marrano, TVES Art Educator

The Fifth Annual Chalk Art Marathon occurred on September 4, 2019.
The Calendars are still in the making and will contain twice and much artwork as they ever have before. These calendars will be 16 month calendars starting in January of 2022.  
Artwork created by Sara, Brian, and Rosy, with input from Owen too
Artwork inspired by Brad Lancaster 

Tanque Verde Elementary Art

About the Teacher
This is my tenth year in this Elementary Art position. 
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 fourteenth 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.

Digital Art Gallery

Interactive Platform for Parents and Students

 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. ArtSonia has a classroom mode that might be implemented remotely. Please stay in touch for more details.
Welcome Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome in the Art room when the art room is open again. We will need help with recovering partially finished clay projects. Please contact me, Alicia Marrano, if you are interested in helping [email protected]
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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