RES 2015 Fine Arts Night

WOW! The Third RES Fine Arts Night was so much fun! It was a big night with so many wonderful events, all under one roof! Where else could you go to meet the visiting ceramic artist, David Camden, and see a clay tile mural transform before your eyes? 4th grade students worked on the mural, under Mr. Camden’s guidance, while our RES community observed. Student art was on display, a fun “photo booth” was available for silly photos,  Artist Fan Mail letters were written to students, ceramics were on display and available for pickup n the art room. Whew! Oh what a night!

We were fortunate to have so much assistance from teachers, staff and dedicated art room volunteers preparing for Fine Arts Night. Thank you for all you do to make the RES art program a place for all of our students to shine!








Goochland County Fine Arts Festival 2015

So much art, so much music and so much fun! I hope you were able to attend this year’s Fine Arts Festival at the Goochland High School complex. What a wonderful night it was! RES students shared their music and art with the Goochland community in a countywide setting. It was such a joy to see many of our former students still participating in band and art programs after they leave RES.






Goochland Library Youth Art Month Show

This year’s YAM Show at the Goochland Library was spectacular! Mrs. Julie Johnson, GHS art educator, served as show coordinator, curator and all around art motivator! A special reception was enjoyed by the students, families and teachers. Thank you to The Friends of the Goochland Library for providing the reception and the library staff for hosting. What a wonderful community we have in Goochland!


Paper Grocery Bags Needed

WOW! We have been working very hard in the art room at RES! The time of year has finally arrived for the art to be returned to students and parents. If you have any full sized, paper grocery bags that you are able to donate to the art room, we would be thrilled to use them to transport the art home to students. Whether you have 1 bag or 10, your help is appreciated!


Guest Artist, David Camden!

RES is fortunate to have a guest artist working with the 4th grade students. Mr. Camden, also known to students as The Clay Man, is working with students on a tile mural inspired by David Wiesner’s wordless book, Flotsam. This project has been generously funded by a grant from University of Richmond’s, Partner in the Arts program. The purpose of the grant is to promote arts integration in the schools. Mrs. Vaughan, RES Media Specialist and Mrs. Edmonds, Art Teacher were awarded the grant to execute this project.

It is so exciting to watch Mr. Camden interact with the students and guide them through the process of constructing the tile base and designing the images! Students are researching, designing and constructing an ocean themed mural which will be installed on a wall of RES.

Want to learn more about our oceans? Check out this fun site from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.








RES Fine Arts Night 2015

Coming Soon!

Special events to celebrate The Arts at Randolph Elementary

Thursday, April 16th 5:30-8PM

  • Student art displays in hallways
  • Meet David Camden, Guest Artist and view RES students’ ceramic tile mural in progress
  • 1/4 Circle “We are RES Mural” on display
  • Ceramic display, pack-up/take home in the Art Room
  • Exhibition on loan, American Art at VMFA in the Art Hall
  • Write Fan Letters to student artists
  • Photo Booth Station- bring your camera or phone to take a fun photo!

Want to volunteer to help make Fine Arts Night a success? Here is the click link for the Sign-up Genius to find a job and lend a hand to make it happen!

GCPS Arts Festival!

The date for the Goochland County Arts Festival is almost here! Please join the community for a wonderful celebration of the arts on March 19th, from 5:30-8 PM. K-12 artwork will be on display in the High School cafeteria. I hope to see you there!

Fine Arts Festival

Goochland County High School

Thursday, March 19th 5:30- 8PM

Empty Bowls Soup Sale beginning at 5:30

RES Art Display in GHS Cafeteria

RES Strings perform at 6:30


I really enjoyed this infographic comparing STEM to STEAM. The research clearly demonstrates that adding the Arts to STEM programs increases the value for students!



Spiders and Insects Galore!

First grader students and STEAM participants are learning about insects and spiders. They both are fun subject matter for artists!

Check out the info below to learn more about spiders:

Photos of 4 Different Types of Spider Webs

Animation of an Orb Spider Web Construction


Check out the info below to learn more about insects:

Art Evans, Radio Program, What’s Bugging You?

(Tune-in each Tuesday morning at 8:35 a.m. on 88.9 WCVE, Richmond’s Public Radio station to hear the program live!)

Meet a real live BUG DOCTOR, Betty Faber, on a PBS Kids video

Mapping with STEAM

Here’s a fun activity that you can do at home: