Valley Presbyterian Christian School - Art

Valley Presbyterian Christian School offers a comprehensive Art program for grades 1-6 that presents lessons that are rich in content and challenging in technique. The art program fosters an environment that promotes creative individuality as well as an appreciation for the artworks of others, and a life-long interest in art.


Art Appreciation

All students are introduced to a variety of art concepts with connections to other cultures and disciplines, incorporating the history of a particular process or style, or examining artworks or artists what were responsible for bringing a style into public prominence. Older students will broaden their concept of what makes a fine work of art by examining and analyzing the works of renowned artists as well as critiquing their own works. Multicultural units as well as projects that connect to math, science, history, music, language and social issues bring a full, rich, and meaningful art experience. The Valley Presbyterian Christian School art program also includes art games and competitions are part of the curriculum as well as holiday projects and celebrations.



Art Instruction & Production

All grades Valley Presbyterian Christian School are exposed to as many art mediums and techniques as time allows. 2D techniques include mediums of crayon, marker, pastel, oil pastel, watercolor, acrylics, and tempera. 3D projects include working with a variety of clays, papier mache, wood, and various crafts including decoupage. Landscape, still life, abstract, and portraiture are samplings of the various genres covered in art classes. Students are taught specific planning and the processes involved with their particular projects as well as understanding the structure or possibly the function of their art project. Proper use and clean up of the art tools and the art space is an essential part of the art program. Allowing students the freedom of individual expression is stressed in many of the projects as well as units that require students to work in groups and understand what someone else might bring to the creative table.


The goal of the art program at Valley Presbyterian Christian School is to encourage students to engage with their work and think “outside of the box“ with innovative projects that have meaning and context as well as captivate their interest.

Mrs. Heather Mateko

Art Instructor

Mrs. Heather Mateko has been teaching Art at Valley Presbyterian Christian School since 1999. She earned her B.A. and Masters Degree in Art Education from C.S.U.N. Mrs. Mateko has 3 children that are graduates of Valley Presbyterian School.

“I love working in an environment that honors the Lord and promotes creative individuality as well as an appreciation of others”


Favorite Verse:

Philippians 4:4 & 5   Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again; Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.