Shades Valley Visual Arts Academy
Shades Valley Visual Arts Academy
Instructor: Mrs. Ritchey


Shades Valley Visual Arts Pathway-This program is designed to prepare students in the basics and creative problem solving skills needed in visual art who are interested in pursing a creative career in visual art or as a complement to another creative career field.  The pathway includes Art basic, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art IV, 2D and 3D art.  All of these courses prepare students at each level to further expand their techniques and skills using a wide variety of approaches and materials to prepare them for college and career readiness.  Students have the opportunity to participate in art internships, mentoring, volunteering within the community, attending local art festivals, art exhibition and local art contest opportunities that will give them added experience for college and career opportunities in visual art.  The SVVAA program also offers opportunities for students to connect with other classrooms globally as part of  Mrs, Ritchey's Teachers for Global Classrooms training and travel to Morocco in 2017 as a TGC Fulbright travel grant recipient.

For more information on the SVVA Academy and examples of student work please visit the
  Shades Valley Visual Arts Academy website