​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Painting, drawing, pottery, digital art, and photoshooting are all parts of our Visual Arts department​.​
     Welcome to Art at Flatirons Elementary  -
    In art, we explore various techniques, processes, and media including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and technology. We learn through actively engaging in interactive arts lessons focused on creative problem solving and cross-curricular connections. All lessons meet the Colorado Common Core Mastery Standards provided by the state.
    About Mr. Van Noord:
    Hello Flatirons Elementary! My name is David Van Noord, and I am so excited to be the new art teacher here! I moved to Boulder in 2005 after teaching art in Atlanta Georgia to work at Boulder Country Day School for the next 10 years. I have twin boys who have just started their elementary school adventure. I am an avid outdoors person... Camping, climbing, hiking, fishing, and biking are all passions of mine. I am also a big Buffs and Broncos fan! I feel so blessed to be a new part of this incredible community of families and students, and I am looking forward to a fun filled and creative year ahead!

     Activities and Clubs


    Art Shows:
    Each grade level will have their artwork on display during each of the different grade level musical performances. This year we will call it Music and an Art Walk! In addition to the grade level shows, there will be a Boulder Valley School District Art Show, a Board Room Art Show, and a Flatirons Art Night. Please keep checking the website for more information in regards to these shows.
    Art Portfolios:
    Art Portfolios are sent home once a year during the month of May. After projects have been on display, I collect the work and store it inside a portfolio each child has personalized at the beginning of the year. Hopefully, you can sit down with your child and look at all their art they have created over the semester and share in meaningful dialogue together.
    Art Attire:
    Although we try very hard to keep clean in the art room, our creativity sometimes get the best of us and we end up with a mess. Please dress for art in darker, more casual clothes and please remember that most everything we use is washable and non-toxic so with a little elbow grease and some pre-treatment laundering should go smoothly.
    Original Works:
    Flatirons Elementary will participate in Original Works again this year! This is a wonderful fundraising opportunity that supports the arts at Flatirons. Original Works is a company that reproduces your child’s artwork on professionally made products like magnets, mugs and mousepads. This will be our first major project in art.


    ​​​BVSD's Elementary Curriculum Essentials Document may be viewed at:



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