Mrs. Kim's

Art Room

Welcome to Mrs. Kim's Art Room! I am the art teacher for both Welchester Elementary and Coal Creek Canyon K-8. This will be my fifth year of teaching elementary art and I am very excited to be working with both communities. I love helping students imagine and create artwork every day!

I am originally from Michigan but my family and I have lived in Colorado for eleven years. When I am not teaching, I love hiking, swimming, reading, painting watercolors, traveling and spending time with my 3 children and husband.

Students will be creating artwork for "Original Works" at Coal Creek Canyon K8 this fall, packets will be sent home the week of October 15th, the deadline for family orders is October 26th. All products with students artwork should arrive at Coal Creek Canyon K8 on Wednesday, November 28th!

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art visited Welchester Elementary as part of their Contemporary Classroom outreach program on November 7th/8th and 12th/13th. Second and third graders had an opportunity to learn about Caroline Douglas a contemporary artist who creates whimsical animal caravans out of clay. Students then created their own animal collages with paper much like the children's author and illustrator Eric Carle.

Students from both schools will have opportunities to exhibit artwork in the Jeffco Foundations Elementary and Middle School art shows. There are also two smaller exhibits in Golden for students called, "The Power of Process" and "The Excellence in Equity" show. I will update my website when I get more information and dates for the shows.

If you have any questions or concerns about your students or what they are doing in class, the best way to contact me is through email

1st Grade T1 Using Visual Vocabulary to Tell a Story

T2 Sequences and Patterns in Art

T3 Steps in Art Processes

2nd Grade T1 Objects and the Still Life in Art

T2 Expressions and Emotions in Portraits

T3 Landscapes: Creating an Illusion of Space

3rd Grade T1 Personal Functions of Art: Express Individual Ideas, Emotions, and Feelings

T2 Practical Functions of Art: Architecture and Design

T3 Social and Cultural Functions of Art: Honoring, Remembering Teaching

4th Grade T1 Imagination, Invention and Abstraction

T2 Landscapes: Do artists always follow the rules?

T3 Aspects of Color

5th Grade T1 The Open Window or the Picture Plane: Exploring Value and Perspective

T2 Visual Problem Solving: Design and Composition

T3 Structure: Movement and the Human Form

6th Grade T1 The Open Window or the Picture Plane: Exploring Value and Perspective

T2 Visual Vocabulary: Metaphor, Symbol and Expression

T3 Connecting Art to the Human Experience

7th /8th T1 Drawing

T2 Ceramics or Sculpture

T3 Jewelry