Phone: 970-348-1100 ex1144
Degrees and Certifications:
A.A. - Aims Community College B.F.A. - University of Colorado at Denver K-12 Visual Arts Licensure - Metropolitan State College
Ms. Nicole Gilbert
Hello! My name is Nicole Gilbert and I am the Art Teacher at Centennial Elementary School. I was born and raised in Colorado and attended K-12 schools in District 6. Although I am a Colorado native, I started my teaching career in 2011 in Georgia, followed by six years in North Carolina. My family and I moved back to Colorado in 2019 to be closer to family and friends. I have a son who will begin second grade this year. We adopted a precosious beagle named June during the pandemic. Outside of being a teacher, I like to make art (specifically printmaking, painting, and photography), read, cook, and take care of a ridiculous amount of houseplants.
I believe in the process of artmaking rather than the finished product. In the Centennial art room we focus on the Studio Habits of Mind to inform the processes and cultures we learn about. This framework has eight components: Develop Craft, Engage and Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Reflect, Stretch and Explore, and Understand Art Worlds. In the art room, we explore and experiment with a lot of different mediums and techniques. My hope for our artists is that they learn to problem solve, use mistakes and failures to grow, and discover their unique voice in order to express who they are.
The 2022-2023 school year will resemeble an even more "normal" Art, Music, and P.E. experience. Please reach out anytime if you have questions! Thank you for your support and entrusting us with the education of your amazing kiddo/s!