Enriching Children One Classroom at a Time

Elementary Art Stars is a unique program devoted to enriching the lives of children through exposure to the visual arts. As the leading provider of formal art education in the CNUSD, we are please to offer a full service experience including grade level appropriate art instruction and assemblies featuring a master artist or cultural style. Each classroom based directed art lesson utilizes a variety of art elements, techniques and specialized supplies that allow students to succeed in creating art in a new and exciting way.

California content standards for visual arts are woven throughout the program at all grade levels. We provide the opportunity for schools to participate in the selection of featured artists or cultures. Our program is not cookie-cutter written and therefore allows schools to layer our curriculum with theirs.

Patrice Dolphin and her staff bring wealth of enthusiasm and experience to the program.These highly trained instructors include graphic artists, credentialed teachers, and art history majors, all of which are passionate about teaching art. We strive to build the self esteem and confidence of students through encouragement and praise.


Our diverse program provides an abundance of art related education. We offer virtual museum tours and dynamic assemblies on the featured master artists or culture. The students are "art smart" before they ever begin their own masterpieces in class.

Classroom-Based Directed Art Lessons

Classroom based art lessons are extremely organized and are specifically written to remain within the scheduled time frames. All specialized supplies are provided and students are exposed to a large variety of artistic media. Classroom management is always consistent with the school's expectations while creating a fun and creative experience.

Elementary Art Stars has also expanded their services to include on site field trips - school wide or single class, as well as a fabulous parent driven after school art enrichment program. We also provide services to GATE magnet as well as ASES programs during the school year or summer. We also have several after school enrichment classes that are bilingual.

Please contact our office for further information.