Christine York-Schmidt

Phone: 970-348-1319


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Christine York-Schmidt

K - 5th Grade


I am delighted to be your child's art teacher at Dos Rios! I received my bachelor’s in the visual arts from Sante Fe University of Art and Design and my elementary teaching licensure through the University of New Mexico. The visual arts standards we will be meeting are to observe and learn to comprehendenvision and critique to reflectinvent and discover to create, and relate and connect to transfer. In art class students will develop their creativity through student-centered inquiry and experimentation; express themselves through creative nonverbal forms of communication; appreciate, evaluate and reflect on their work in addition to the work of others; and understand the historical role of visual arts in their society as well as those in diverse cultures. The elements and principles of art are the alphabet of visual language.

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." -Aristotle