Welcome to the art room website!
My name is Fred DeMarco. This is my 13th year teaching art at Olive and I may be biased but I think it's the best school ever! Joining me this year is Mrs. Alyssa Maloney from Patton Elementary. Did you know a few decades ago Arlington Heights School District 25 didn't have an art program? Art was taught by classroom teachers in their rooms. Today, after a referendum and much effort, the arts thrive in 25. Each building has a dedicated art room and is taught by an art specialist, individuals trained not only in art theory and practice but education and child development as well.
Philosophy of art education
I believe art education should be a right and not a privilege. It should allow students to reflect on their lives and the world they inhabit and teach how to visually represent what they see and feel.