Welcome to Art @
Northeast Elementary

    Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  I am so thankful and excited to be back as the art specialist for Northeast Elementary!!! I have been teaching art for 24years (20 years in Douglas County Schools) and have a B.A. in Art, a B.A. in Education from William Jewell College & a Masters in Creative Arts in Education from Lesley College. Despite my busy life as a teacher and a parent (of a fabulous daughter who loved being a student here at Northeast),
my students/your children inspire me to continue to keep art a priority in my everyday life. Several years ago I self-published a children's book entitled Brave Art (Amazon.com) and am currently working on commissions of paintings for friends and families. 

Thank you truly for sharing your creative children with me and thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting the arts!  Please never hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns that you have!


Sincerely, Adrienne Rabius-Sousa




Create by exploring a variety of skills and techniques

Create art for a variety of purposes

Generate and apply problem-solving strategies

8:00 a.m. until morning bell

New sessions begin every 6-8 weeks! 

sketching  painting   calligraphy&lettering  sculpturcartooning

To be contacted by email when session sign-ups begin, please write acrabius@dcsdk12.org

See "ART ENRICHMENT" tab on the left for current sign-up class


All student art projects at Northeast are based on the
 as well as the
4 Colorado Academic Standards :  

1. Observe and Learn to Comprehend 
(expression & communication) 
2. Envision and Critique to Reflect
(critical thinking)
 3. Invent and Discover to Create
(create using different media & technologies)
4. Relate and Connect to Transfer 
(validate visual arts as part of the human experience)
See ART weblinks tab on the left to view current art exhibits!

To Parents: 

Tips for looking at your child's art:

Take the time to discuss your child's piece 

with him or her. 

·Ask LOTS of questions! "What was this assignment about and what new skills did you use?  Which parts were the most fun to make? Is there anything you would do 

differently next time?"


Find specific details about the artwork that you like and point them out and explain why.

What can you do with your child's artwork after it comes home? Here are some ways to show that you value your child's artwork i.e. creative and emotional intelligence:


1) Consider hanging complex pieces up in a professional frame and place in prominent room in home. 

2)  Display simple pieces in a changeable frame, basement hallways, garage walls, or at least hang on the fridge:)

3) Have color prints made into greeting cards or some other inexpensive product to give as gifts.

 4) For more simple pieces or for when you cannot hang a piece, put it in a special box or scrapbook.

Go through it annually and keep the pieces most important to you and your child.