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Welcome to Mrs. Vanhook's Art Room! This is my 8th year at Redcliffe Elementary, and I am very excited to be teaching your children again!
I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Arkansas and began working with children professionally in the museum setting. I'm orginally from Arkansas (Go Hogs!!) and my husband and I moved to South Carolina 10 years ago. We lived in Greenville for three years, and have been in Aiken for 7 years. We have 6 year old twins and an English Bull Terrier (Target dog) who keep us very busy! Some of my hobbies are spending time with family, painting, refinishing furniture, cooking/baking, running, and traveling (I LOVE the mountains!).
I have a very unique opportunity as an art teacher in that I get to work with your child every year they attend Redcliffe. I enjoy seeing your students grow artistically, academically, and socially.
I feel that it is my job as an elementary art teacher to lay the foundation for each child to help them succeed in art as they progress in school. We will talk about art history, specific artists and movements, elements of art, and use a variety of materials. I encourage you to ask questions about and discuss the artwork that your child brings home. I think you will be impressed with the complexity of their finished products. My favorite aspect of my job is seeing the delight in your child’s face whenever he or she knows they created a great piece of art! We work hard in my art room, but the reward is absolutely worth the effort!
Phone: (803) 827-3350